Thursday, September 6, 2012

Unique Find (and Review): Otter Wax

Last spring at UNIQUE LA I came across this product Otter Wax that is a safe and natural way to protect fabric and I picked up a few bars. They also have a great line of products to protect and care for leather products! All of their products are natural, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and proudly handmade in the USA. Best part I found out when checking them out online is that they do free shipping on all U.S. orders!!!

I was perusing Curated a shop by Hydrangea Hippo at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles and I was drawn to these clutches by Sahnda Marie. (Side Note: These bags are no longer available in her shop at CRAFTED :( Sorry it took me so long to post about my purchase.  You can find her work in her Etsy Shop Here)

The coloring and the pattern stopped me in my tracks. I fell in love instantly! However, I get so bummed when I fall in love with a tote or accessory where the fabric has white in the pattern. I just know in my heart of hearts I would ruin the purse immediately because I basically break everything I touch the first time I wear it or use it.  I thought this would be the perfect time to test out the Otter Wax to see if I can keep the purse looking nice for as long as possible.

Otter Wax is easy to apply, and amazingly pretty fool-proof way to protect fabric. It is smart to use the wax on a new item to keep it perfect for as long as possible but you can also clean and dry any item to preserve and protect.

The wax goes on the fabric really smoothly and easy to apply. Really all you do is rub the bar everywhere. Then using a blow dryer you can soften the wax and smooth the waterproofing seal in difficult areas. You can kinda see the fabric get smooth and shiny when sealing with a hair dryer.

It says to let the item sit for 24 hours after using the hair dryer for the product to fully set and protect the item which I did. I did however reapply a second layer after the 24 hours repeating the full process to make extra sure I keep the whites bright.

The review: I totally think it is a product worth checking out!



  1. This is a great post! I've never heard of otter wax, but what a great idea to protect fabric! Also, I'm so glad you like your wristlet (:

  2. Thanks Sahnda! I really, really love my wristlet!!!! Your craftsman ship is amazing :)


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