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Only Leather Therapy Knows How To Treat A Million Dollar Baby

Protect your car's leatherThe Ferrari name plate is legendary. In South Florida, enthusiasts of the finest cars in the world turn to Eddy Fiuza to keep these classics looking like a million bucks. When these one of a kind automobiles are entered in concourse competitions like the Cavallino Classics in Palm Beach, Eddy turns to leather care by Leather Therapy.

“My detailing business works on some of the most expensive cars in the United States including Ferrari Enzos, Ferrari GTOs, Vintage cars, Bentleys, Muscle Cars and Classic Collectors. Part of enhancing the image of a car’s overall look is the interior with leather that should smell, feel, and look as if it was never used.

Ferrari leather interior“In competitions, these cars are judged on a point system with 100 points being the best. When the judges look at the leather it must look like freshly pampered skin—alive. It should feel soft not hard. It should not have blemishes or look dry and faded from the sun. The judges are interested only in one thing—whether the leather looks good enough to get first place.

“My leather care success depends on the process I use with Leather Therapy. WASH to clean the leather including the dirt deep in the pores of the leather. Then I use Leather Therapy Restorer/Conditioner to massage the leather. I use vinyl gloves and some cotton white socks which I put on over the gloves in order to give my fingers and hands the advantage of getting into hard to reach areas.

“I tell my customers that even if what they’re driving will never be a million dollar baby in a classic car show, the leather interior can still look, feel and ‘sit’ like a concourse Bentley thanks to Leather Therapy.

Thanks Eddy
EDDY FIUZA, FIUZA’S AUTO DETAILING, FLORIDA

leather car seatsWho isn’t proud of the leather interior of their car?

But did you know that many well-meaning people apply leather care products that unknown to them actually harm the very leather they wish to protect?

Leather is a natural product with its own unique chemistry. It’s acidic by nature, but many leather “care” kits are alkaline by nature, and react with the leather fibres over time. These alkaline products destroy the very leather they are supposed to preserve!

The damaged leather fibres deteriorate and the leather loses its suppleness and strength over time. And if this leads to the leather drying and cracking, your precious seat or interior has devalued before your eyes.

Not only are many leading brands of leather cleaners harmful to your leather, they are harmful to the environment. Many contain petroleum distillates, silicones and waxes which make them potential fire hazards. Many are potentially toxic if not applied with suitable protective clothing and masks. And did you know some leather care products are so hazardous they are banned from air transportation and pose a threat to the environment during waste container disposal?

Why would you want to sit on such products when cruising the road?

Safe leather cleaners contain only natural and synthetic oils and surfactants. They do not contain any petroleum by-products, silicones or waxes—making them much safer to use and store in the home. Our range of proven and tested leather cleaners are made by Leather Therapy in the United States and in fact have been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as being Non Flammable, Non Toxic and Readily Biodegradable, and are approved for safe transport by air.

A quality leather cleaner like Leather Therapy won’t leave a soapy scum or residue behind, and nor will it darken leather or leave greasy spots that encourage mould or mildew. And a quality leather cleaner like Leather Therapy penetrates deeply to the innards of the leather, nourishing it thoroughly throughout.

Leather Therapy Wash
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Leather Therapy Wash

Leather Therapy Wash safely and effectively deep cleans even the toughest grime problem without hardening or darkening leather. Concentrated micro-suds lift out embedded dirt leaving leather clean with a wonderfully soft feel.
• Beneficial lubricants help keep your car’s leather strong and supple
• There’s no need to rinse out. Just wipe straight off
• There’s no residual build-up in stitching areas to attract mould or mildew or look unsightly
• Your car’s original leather colour is enhanced
• White leather is safely cleaned
• Biodegradable and earth friendly

It is strongly recommended that Leather Therapy Wash be used in combination with Leather Therapy Restorer and Conditioner (below). This is because Wash cleans the leather on the outside, while Restorer and Conditioner nourishes and lubricates the leather from the inside by replacing the natural lubricating oils leather needs to stay supple and strong, but which are gradually lost with time. If leather is not regularly conditioned and new oils introduced to replace those that are lost, the leather will eventually dry out. The damage this causes goes on out of sight beneath the surface until one day cracks appear. It is important to clean the outside of the leather first with Wash to remove embedded dirt and grime before applying any conditioner—conditioner soaks in deeply and you do not want to drag in the dirt as well.

Leather Therapy Restorer/Conditioner
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Leather Therapy Restorer/Conditioner

Protect your investment with award winning Product of the Year Leather Therapy Restorer and Conditioner. It conditions your leather from the inside out and laboratory tests show a significant increase in leather tensile strength
Eradicates mould, mildew and associated odour problems—it’s the only United States Environmental Protection Agency tested and approved product that contains ingredients that inhibit growth of mould and mildew
• Your car’s leather lasts longer with regained suppleness and strength
• Dries with a soft sheen and enhances the original colour of your leather
• Your original leather feel is enhanced
• Even older stiff, dried-out leather is restored
• Non-greasy or sticky
• Biodegradable and earth friendly

It is strongly recommended that Leather Therapy Restorer and Conditioner be used in combination with Leather Therapy Wash (above). This is because while Wash cleans the leather on the outside, Restorer and Conditioner is needed to nourish and lubricate the leather from the inside. Restorer and Conditioner works by replacing the natural lubricating oils leather needs to stay supple and strong, but which are gradually lost with time. If leather is not regularly conditioned and new oils introduced to replace those that are lost, the leather will eventually dry out. The damage this causes goes on out of sight beneath the surface until one day cracks appear. It is important to clean the outside of the leather first with Wash to remove embedded dirt and grime before applying any conditioner, as conditioner soaks in deeply and you do not want to drag in the dirt as well.

Leather Therapy Finish
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Leather Therapy Finish

Leather Therapy Finish is a clear protective formula to shield your car’s leather from the elements while giving it a great new shine. Not recommended for use on leather intended to have a non-shiny appearance.


Leather Therapy Water Repellant
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Leather Therapy Water Repellant

Leather Therapy Water Repellant protects leather, suede and nubuck from water, wine, tea, coffee, dirt, mud and salt. It will not change the colour, gloss, feel or breathability of leather or fabric and there are no silicones, waxes, oils or hydrocarbons. Unlike Finish, the repellant will not make the leather look shiny. If anything it tends to give the leather a more matt finish so is best not used on anything you want to look glossy.


Leather Therapy Sampler
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Leather Therapy Sampler

Leather Therapy Sampler is ideal as a gift, or as an economical way to sample each product on your own items. The Sampler contains a 2oz / 59mL bottle each of Wash, Restorer, Finish and Repellant and a handy applicator sponge.


Leather Therapy Touchup Dye (Black Only)
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Leather Therapy Touchup Dye (Black Only)

The Touchup Dye is only available in black, but is perfect for touching up nicks, scratches and dings on car and motorcycle seats, jackets, pants, racing suits, gloves, boots, belts, saddlebags, luggage, lounges, and any other black leather items you may own. Touchup is a genuine leather dye and very permanent. It will not add any stiffness to the leather and dries to a matt-semi gloss finish.


  1. Use a water-based, pH neutral product like Leather Therapy Wash to give a safe, deep clean that removes embedded dirt and organic residue. It is important to have the leather clean first before applying any conditioner—conditioner soaks in deeply and you do not want to drag in the dirt as well
  2. Allow the leather to dry fully, preferably in direct sun but otherwise in a well-aired, well-lit area
  3. Once dry, condition the leather with a pH-neutral product such as Leather Therapy Restorer/Conditioner. Apply the conditioner with a sponge, VERY sparingly as leather will only absorb what it needs. The Restorer/Conditioner will soak in and disappear, so there’s no need to wipe off. It will not stay wet or greasy unless you apply too much at once. The conditioner will not alter the colour or the gloss of your leather. But it will penetrate deep into the centre of the leather, nourishing and lubricating the fibres without introducing the moisture that allows mould and mildew to take hold. And being pH neutral means it won’t interfere with the natural acidic environment of leather but will increase its life. Leather Therapy Restorer and Conditioner is the only United States Environmental Protection Agency tested and approved product that contains ingredients that inhibit growth of mould and mildew
  4. We suggest you repeat this process with the Wash and Restorer/Conditioner every three months to add years of life to your leather. Wash keeps the leather clean on the outside while Restorer/Conditioner nourishes and protects the leather from the inside by acting like the natural lubricating oils that keep leather supple and strong, and which stop the leather drying out and cracking
  5. Wash and Restorer/Conditioner are all you need for basic ongoing leather care. However, you may wish to go a little further and use Leather Therapy Finish to give your precious leather a beautiful new shine while providing a protective shield from the elements. Not recommended for use on leather intended to have a non-shiny appearance
  6. A final treatment with Leather Therapy Water Repellant will give even more protection from water, wine, tea, coffee, mud, dirt and salt. Unlike Finish, the repellant will not make the leather look shiny. If anything it tends to give the leather a more matt finish so is best not used on anything you want to look glossy

You may wish to read up on our related article Removing Mould and Mildew from Leather before proceeding—and check out the before and after photos while there!

  1. We suggest you work on your car outside and in direct sunlight as much as possible. This is probably not a good rainy day project! Simply touching a mould or mildew patch releases countless numbers of spores into the air, and you don’t want these colonising any leather items in your garage or showroom. The heat from the sun will help dry your leather, preventing new spores taking hold. The UV rays in sunlight will kill any remaining spores (see point 4 below)
  2. Have a supply of old rags you are prepared to throw away. Wipe as much surface contamination as you can with a wet rag, then discard. Repeat with a clean wet rag. Be sure to discard rags in a way that won’t allow spores to spread further. Don’t rinse and reuse the rags as you will never remove all spores on the rags. Use an old toothbrush to clean stitching lines and crevices
  3. Next, with all visible surface mould or mildew removed, use a water-based, pH neutral product like Leather Therapy Wash to give a safe, deep clean that removes the embedded dirt and organic residue that aids future mould and mildew growth
  4. If possible, allow the leather to dry fully in the sun—not only will evaporating excess moisture from the leather prevent new spores taking hold, but the UV rays of the sunlight will kill any remaining spores. Otherwise, allow the leather to dry naturally in as well-lit and well ventilated an area as possible
  5. Once dry, condition the leather with a pH-neutral product such as Leather Therapy Restorer/Conditioner. Apply the conditioner with a sponge, VERY sparingly as leather will only absorb what it needs. The Restorer/Conditioner will soak in and disappear, so there’s no need to wipe off. It will not stay wet or greasy unless you apply too much at once. The conditioner will not alter the colour or the gloss of your leather. But it will penetrate deep into the centre of the leather, nourishing and lubricating the fibres without introducing the moisture that allows mould and mildew to take hold. And being pH neutral means it won’t interfere with the natural acidic environment of leather but will increase its life. Leather Therapy Restorer and Conditioner is the only United States Environmental Protection Agency tested and approved product that contains ingredients that inhibit growth of mould and mildew
  6. We suggest you repeat this process with the Wash and Restorer/Conditioner every three months to add years of life to your leather. Wash keeps the leather clean on the outside while Restorer/Conditioner nourishes and protects the leather from mould and mildew from the inside
  7. Wash and Restorer/Conditioner are all you need for basic ongoing leather care. However, you may wish to go a little further and use Leather Therapy Finish to give your precious leather a beautiful new shine while providing a protective shield from the elements. Not recommended for use on leather intended to have a non-shiny appearance
  8. A final treatment with Leather Therapy Water Repellant will give even more protection from water, wine, tea, coffee, mud, dirt and salt. Unlike Finish, the repellant will not make the leather look shiny. If anything it tends to give the leather a more matt finish so is best not used on anything you want to look glossy

Mould and mildew like warm, damp and dark places where the humidity is between 55% and 85%. Minimise your precious leather’s exposure to these and you minimise the chances of mould and mildew colonising your leather. Prevention is always better than cure!

And that web designer would be me, Kristi Prohm of Broad Ribbon Designs. Yes, I’m the one who designed this site. Yes, I obviously want Unicorn Products to sell lots of Leather Therapy products, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt by all means! But please be assured I stand behind everything I say. In fact, I did this without Andrew (The Boss)’s knowledge. The first he ever heard of this was when he received my email. I was never asked to do this or coerced to do this and I will not accept payment for this.

Firstly, some background. I have a (don’t laugh) 1985 Holden Barina I’m (don’t laugh) in the process of restoring. And so I found myself an identical car to use for parts. (In truth, I was just looking for an excuse to restore a car, something I have always wanted to do!)

This particular “parts” car has a leather sports steering wheel, and as I discovered later, the car is not at all rain-proof. After weeks of non-stop rain, I discovered to my horror the leather steering wheel covered in mould! Yuk! So as an experiment I thought I’d see for myself just what Leather Therapy could do.

Before Leather Therapy After Leather Therapy
steering wheel covered in mould steering wheel after Leather Therapy treatment
Before Leather Therapy After Leather Therapy
steering wheel arm covered in mould steering wheel arm with all mould gone
Before Leather Therapy After Leather Therapy
mould on side of steering wheel mould gone from steering wheel

Now Andrew had sent me some time ago a Sampler Pack I was dying to use on something, so voila here was my opportunity!

Having built this site, I knew what to do by heart! As it says in the mould section above, I first took a rag to wipe as much of the mould off as I could. The car was fully ventilated with all 5 doors open and was in a sunny position. I put the now no doubt spore-infested rag into a plastic bag and sealed it before putting in the bin. I washed my hands in case there were any spores on them, then took the bottle of Wash, sprayed some onto a clean rag, and wiped it all over the wheel. I did two or three passes like this, and the rag became blacker as the wheel became cleaner.

It didn’t take long for the wheel to dry, and this time using the handy sponge that came on top of the Sampler Pack (it fit beautifully to the shape of my hand!) applied a small amount of Restorer/Conditioner all over. It really does soak in quite quickly and in no time I had a wheel looking nice and shiny new.

One thing that struck me was how pleasant both Wash and Restorer/Conditioner smelt. I didn’t for a moment feel the products were unsafe to use without protection. And believe me, in a former life I worked often with—and sometimes unwillingly inhaled— real lung-strippers like acetonitrile and 16 molar hydrochloric acid and know firsthand how awful and uncomfortable such chemicals make you feel.

I’m a bit disappointed with the quality of the photo of the steering wheel arm before Leather Therapy (above, middle row, left) as it’s slightly out of focus and a couple of sunflares crept in, but all photos above are genuine and unmodifed (well, I did reduce the sizes so as to fit on this page, but you know what I mean!).
Thank you for reading!
Kristi Prohm