April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring the perfect excuse to to bust out the Hunter Rain Boots. I got my first pair on an after-Christmas clearance, and I love them! But, I found out pretty quickly that Hunters have a little issue with what the company calls “blooming”. It’s a cloudy, powdery white film that develops on them due to the natural rubber, leaving them in less-than-perfect condition for your spring look.

They do make a great product to take care of this, but if you’re like me, sometimes you just gotta use what you have on hand. I had seen some discussion online about using olive oil to shine them up, but, of course, I was running low on that, too, the day I wanted to wear my boots.

So, I decided to try some good ol’ vegetable oil, and it worked like a dream! I just wiped down the boots with some mild soap and water, dried, them, then dabbed on the oil with a cotton ball.

A little buffing with a soft cloth after that, and they were as good as new!

See the difference?

I love them!

This shine lasted about 2 weeks on my boots, with a little buffingwith the soft cloth in between wears. And don’t forget: never clean the boot soleswith oil or any other substance as it can cause them to be super slippery!

And just for a little more Hunter eye candy…

{image}

{image}

{image}

{image}

Ahhhh. Beautiful. And colorful. And shiny.

If you’re in the market for some yourself, keep an eye on Amazon. Sometimes they’ll have special deals on great colors like these. Happy hunting!