How to Remove Mink Oil From Leather

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How to Remove Mink Oil From Leather
Minks produce an oil that can be used in beauty products. (mink 2 image by Colin Buckland from

Mink oil is made from the layer of fat that sits under a mink's skin. It is used in many beauty products, like body lotions and hair shampoos. When mink oil gets onto leather, it should be removed immediately to keep a permanent stain from forming. Talcum powder can help soak up oil that has seeped into the leather.

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Things you need

  • Cloth
  • Talcum powder
  • Hairspray

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  1. 1

    Blot at the mink oil stain with a clean, dry cloth.

  2. 2

    Sprinkle talcum powder so it covers the entire mink oil stain.

  3. 3

    Let the powder sit for four hours.

  4. 4

    Wipe off the talcum powder with the cloth.

  5. 5

    Spray the stain with hairspray if it has a dark colour to it and wipe off the hairspray with a cloth.

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