Best saddle oil/cleaner/conditioner? **Update post #17**
Okay - I normally wouldn't ask this since I know the usual cleaners and conditioners that I used to always use on my tack. However, my saddle has been sitting around doing nothing for... oh.... 6 years? (Crazy that it has been that long!) It was not even broken in when I put it away and now that I have a new job and will be using my saddle, I need to oil it for 2 reasons. 1) During those years, I was with someone who did not have any respect for my items and my saddle got tossed into a shed - it now has dark spots on the flaps (from a mechanical oil? No idea what they are from, I can only guess) so I would like to darken the rest of my saddle slightly so the spots are not quite as noticeable. 2) I'd like to soften the leather a touch so it breaks in a bit more quickly - it is a plain flap Crosby.
So... my main question is what is a good oil that won't rot the stitching and will help supple the leather and darken it a touch? (not too much though!)
I prefer getting opinions of people who have used certain products rather than just scour the web and tack stores.
Thanks in advance! :)