How to Clean Leather With Ivory Soap

Clean leather with Ivory soap.
Clean leather with Ivory soap. (Image: Modern Sofa image by I-MAGIC from

Leather is a natural material used as a component of many day-to-day items. Furniture, coats, pocketbooks and luggage are examples of items commonly made with leather. Leather is a durable material that will look beautiful for years if properly maintained. To clean stains, use a mild soap. such as Ivory.

Things You'll Need

  • Ivory bar soap
  • Water
  • Sponge

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Dampen a clean sponge, or lint-free cloth, with water. Do not use hot water as this may damage the leather. The sponge should be damp and not wringing wet.

Rub a bar of Ivory soap onto the damp sponge. A small amount of soap is enough to clean most stains.

Use a circular motion and rub the sponge onto the stain.

Dampen a clean sponge and use it to remove any trace of soap from the leather. Let the leather air dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a mixture of Ivory dish washing soap and water in place of the Ivory bar soap.
  • Test the Ivory soap application on a hidden part of the leather prior to applying to the stain.


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