Saphir's Saddle Soap contains glycerin for deep cleaning of rough, oily leathers. Saddle Soap can be used to prep shoes for polishing by removing any dirt and successive layers of wax. It is a little more aggressive than the Cleaning Soap.
It is important to use saddle soap very lightly. We recommend first dunking the bristle of a Jar Brush into water to wet, then work up a slight lather of saddle soap. Take away excess water by scraping on side of the saddle soap tin before cleaning shoes. Work leather in a circular motion. After complete, wipe shoes with a clean cloth and allow to dry before applying Saphir Renovateur, then cream polish, then wax.