Happy Monday, Empresses! We are t-minus five days from Christmas morning! Eeeeek! On top of that, I was so excited when all the rain came to Atlanta this past week, because I was able to wear my new Hunter Boots that I told y’all about in my last post (you can read more about them here). However, when I pulled them out of the box and went to place them with the other pairs of Hunter’s in my closet, I realized that my short red Hunter boots looked like they had just come out of a blizzard with snow powder all over them. I tried wiping them with water, then added soap, to no avail. I thought they were ruined and started to wonder where this powder came from knowing that this southern girl hasn’t been in much snow with these boots! So, what’s a girl to do when she’s searching for answers? She googles it. DUH! So off to type in ‘How to Clean Hunter Boots’ I went! I was so excited to see that there was an answer (I mean, duh, it is Google!) to bringing my boots back to life and as glossy as they were when I first bought them! I wondered why I had never heard of this and then it dawned on me; if I didn’t know about it, than surely other Empresses didn’t either. So, if you are like me and had no clue about this simple trick, keep reading and we’ll take your boots from shabby to chic with two household items that you should already have in your kitchen!The white film is called bloom, and the blooming is caused because rubber is a natural product and insoluble particles have risen to the surface on the high quality rubber. When I started doing this post, I got on Hunter’s website to do my research and looked up the care information. Of course, Hunter offer’s a product (again, that I didn’t know about!) called Rubber Buffer and Boot Shine Sponge that will keep your Hunter rubber boots in optimum condition. It is $14 a bottle if you want to spend that, but why would you when you can use olive oil and a microfiber towel for way less! What a hack!I wasn’t sure if it would work, so off to work I went and voila! After a good wipe down they were as glossy as they were when I bought them! This trick works on both glossy and matte boots and will have your dingy wellies out of the back of your closet and back on your feet to dance in the rain again! I love pairing my Hunter boots with faux fur to dress it up, adding some flair and warmth to a rainy day! Pair the fur with a plaid flannel for some extra southern style or of course always a blanket scarf and a puffer vest for a simple dressed down look!
Have you ever had blooming on your Hunter boots or have you tried this hack before?