About Leather Nectar by Amish Secret
Formulated with natural nutrients that rehydrate leather fibers, Leather Nectar by Amish Secret claims to instantly restore, revitalize, and protect your leather, without leaving behind any oily residue.
Simply apply Leather Nectar with a soft cloth, and the company promises you’ll be left with leather that’s soft, supple, and rich in color and natural beauty. Whether it’s an old handbag, pair of shoes, furniture, jacket, watch band, or anything else, Leather Nectar claims to “bring your leather back to life.”
Just mentioning the Amish immediately brings to mind centuries-old craftsmanship steeped in tradition. But does Leather Nectar by Amish Secret deserve this association, or will it just leave you frustrated? That’s exactly what we’ll explore here.
How Does Leather Conditioner Work?
What do you think would happen to your skin if you never cleaned it, constantly exposed it—unprotected—to the harsh elements, and never moisturized it? Sooner or later, it would start looking worn and faded, and cracks (wrinkles) would deepen and become more apparent, right?
Well, it’s the exact same situation with leather. After all—not to be too blunt—it is skin. As such, if you don’t clean it, keep it safe from the elements, and moisturize it on a regular basis, you’ll end up with a less-than-stellar look.
Unlike polish, which is only intended to increase shine, a leather conditioner works by sinking into leather fibers and restoring their flexibility. Without a regular conditioning, leather’s interweave will lose its structure and break down, eventually requiring the garment (or piece of furniture, saddle, etc.) to be replaced.
Remember though: Leather conditioners do not clean, so you’ll need to make sure the surface has been thoroughly cleaned prior to conditioning.
Are there other leather conditioners you can buy? If so, how do they compare to Leather Nectar?
Leather Nectar vs. the Competition
You probably already know that there are hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of different leather conditioners out there, since you might’ve glanced at one while browsing the aisles at your local big box store. How does Leather Nectar stack up to so much competition?
The problem is that pretty much any leather conditioner you purchase locally or online will contain a proprietary mix of ingredients, so you won’t know exactly what’s in them. As you might imagine though, the primary goal of these products is to moisturize leather fibers, so they’ll generally contain a blend of emulsifiers, conditioners, oils, and moisturizers. In many instances, leather conditioners will also contain wax, chemicals, or animal fats.
Pro tip: Be careful using conditioners made too thick with excessive wax or fats, as these can cause the product to sit on top of the leather’s surface, instead of deeply penetrating the fiber network where it can do its job.
Given this, from a formulation perspective, it’s all but impossible to compare Leather Nectar with other leather conditioners. We can, however, compare them based on price, which is what we’ll discuss next.
What’s the Price for Leather Nectar?
Two bottles of Leather Nectar are priced at $10 plus $13.98 S&H.
All orders come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. If you quickly do the math, this means you’ll immediately lose 40% more than the cost of the product if you decide to request a return. Then, you’ll lose even more when shipping it back to the company!
Nonetheless, if you’d like to request a refund, Telebrands’ customer service department can be reached at 855-668-1655.
Comparatively, you’ll find that much of the competition can be purchased for somewhere between $10 and $15. If purchased locally, you can save even more on S&H charges.
Looking for the ultimate low-cost leather conditioner? Check out this homemade formula from Bob Vila!
Are customers talking about Leather Nectar by Amish Secret?
Is Leather Nectar a Secret with Customers?
The HighYa team specializes in reviewing many products as soon as they hit the market, and Leather Nectar was no exception. As a result, there weren’t any online customer reviews available at the time of our research.
On the upside though, the manufacturer’s line of home care products includes the hugely popular Amish Secret, which is marketed as a wood furniture cleaner. As you might imagine based on the name, the company puts much of the same focus on old world craftsmanship as Leather Nectar.
Overall, more than 40 HighYa readers gave Amish Secret an average rating of 2.2 stars. What did they say? Among the compliments, customers claimed to have experienced great results, with many stating they’d continue buying it. On the other hand, common complaints claimed that it didn’t live up to expectations.
Now, it’s important to emphasize that we only include this information to give you a complete picture of the situation, not to insinuate that you’ll experience the same with Leather Nectar.
Is Leather Nectar by Amish Secret Your Next Leather Conditioner?
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: whether or not you’ll find value in any ASOTV product (not just Leather Nectar) largely depends on your expectations. In this instance, are you expecting Leather Nectar to instantly restore leather that’s been mistreated for decades? If so, you might end up disappointed with the results it provides—or just about any leather conditioner, for that matter.
Regardless of how well it works, perhaps the biggest speed bump for Leather Nectar is its high, non-refundable S&H charges. Once you factor in this added expense, Leather Nectar might end up 2-3X more expensive than something you’d find locally.
Bottom line: Is it possible that Leather Nectar by Amish Secret will perform so much better than the competition that it’s worth the added expense? Certainly. But only you can decide whether or not it’s worth putting your money on the line to find out.
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