Ways to Reduce
Opt for a Natural Polish
Choose a natural shoe polish that doesn’t contain turpentine, chemical dyes or petroleum byproducts. Look for natural oils, waxes, and mineral or organic pigments.
DIY Shoe Polish
Beeswax or carnuba wax and walnut, coconut or olive oil are eco-friendly alternatives to store-bought shoe polish. Try making your own petroleum-free polish by combining 2 ounces of oil, ½ ounce of beeswax, and ½ to 1 teaspoon of natural pigment from Earth Pigments.