You know the feeling when you sink onto a cool leather sofa. Your cares melt away as your hands automatically glide across the surface. But what happens when your hands stick more than glide over the leather surface? 

That’s repulsive. But hey, it happens! Leather furniture gets used and requires cleaning to stay looking and feeling like new.  

If that’s happened to you, you can call a professional cleaner. While you can hire someone to clean your leather, you can also opt to clean your leather furniture naturally. After all, who knows what (or how many) chemical cleaners they are using? In this blog, we’ll explore how to clean leather furniture naturally.

Routine Cleaning Solutions for Leather

First, look at the condition of your leather furniture. If it’s been a while since its last cleaning, or your hand is not gliding as it should, skip to the next section. At this point, you’ll need more than routine cleaning.  

If your leather furniture is in good condition, but needs general cleaning, gather the following items in a spray bottle:  

  • 1 c. water  
  • 1 c. vinegar  
  • Spray bottle  
  • Microfiber cloth  

Spray leather surface lightly and wipe with a cloth, to remove dust and minor dirt from the leather surface. Be sure not to spray too much or scrub too hard, as it may damage the leather.  

Deep Cleaning Solutions for Leather

Are you looking for a natural cleaning solution that goes a little deeper? Here are two deep cleaning solutions that you can create from common household products:  

Lemon Juice & Cornstarch

Simply mix the following into a paste and apply directly to the stain. After letting it sit for several minutes, wipe it away with a damp cloth. This works well for protein-based stains from food or blood.  

  • 2 parts cornstarch  
  • 1 part lemon juice  


A white, non-gel toothpaste is another great alternative to spot-clean leather. The baking soda (yes, that’s right) in the toothpaste acts as a soft abrasive to loosen any stain on the leather.   

As with any routine or deep cleaning for leather furniture, it’s so important to try it on an inconspicuous part of the leather before risking it on a more obvious placement on that furniture.  

Fjords Leather Protection

When you invest in your comfort with Fjords leather furniture, you can rest assured that it comes with ultimate protection. Whether you choose top-grain or cowhide leather, all our leather furniture features a protective coating to prevent stains and keep your furniture looking great for years to come.  

Two-Year Warranty

In addition to our protective coating, we also offer a two-year warranty on the leather. This warranty is more generous than most manufacturers of leather furniture offer.  

Explore Fjords Furniture Leather

At Fjords, we offer top-grain semi-aniline leathers on all our products. Whether you like leather colors that are more neutral and natural, or something with a pop of color, you can explore our variety of colors and leather grades, available on all our furniture.