Cleaning and conditioning leather really isn't difficult if you use the right products
Saddle Soap is good for cleaning 'full grain' leathers - not suede or nubuck. Tip: Use a sponge and luke warm (not hot) water and gently remove mud and grime.
Skidmore's Leather Cream is used to replace the oils lost during cleaning with saddle soap. This cream is also suitable for restoring dry and hard leather. You will be delighted with the results. Perfect for handbags, coats, shoes & boots and leather upholstery. We often use it to restore 1930s / 1940s WWII military leatherwork. Nice stuff!
Tip: Apply with your fingers for best effect. The heat from your hands will help the Skidmore's Cream to soak into the leather.
Neatsfoot Oil is an amazing natural waterproofing treatment for leather that gets wet regularly - saddlery leather or motor cycle boots may be good examples. Tip: Apply lightly with a rag or sponge and leave to soak into the leather. Do not use Neatsfoot Oil on suede. No!
Skidmore's Leather Waterproofing Cream is used on leather clothing and boots to seal seams and leave a coat of beeswax sealer over the surface. Tip: Apply liberally with a cloth and then gently warm the item (I use a hairdryer) to melt the wax into the leather. Amazing stuff that really works!