Moisturisers, Organic / Natural, Reviews

Spéirbhean – All Natural Irish Body Balm

I recently raved about Mil’s organic Béalghrá lipbalms. Since I loved them so much I was sent some of their other balms to try. I was delighted to try more products from the Irish brand so here is my honest opinion on their body balm.

One of the products Mil are most proud of is Spéirbhean Body Balm. (Speirbhean means’ beautiful woman’ in Gaelic, mil means ‘honey’).


I have been using the balm for a week or so and I’m impressed. I like using balms on my skin, I know not everyone does. I usually use lotion but my dry patches seem to drink it in so fast and then I have to reapply. The balm feels quite luxurious and worked well on my dry patches.

I heard that women have raved about this product for use after shaving so I decided to give it a try. My skin is usually a little sensitive and irritated after hair removal so the idea of then applying a product wasn’t really appealing. But the balm seemed to calm my skin and leave it feeling smooth.

Scent wise, it smells natural and soft. Nothing intrusive. I did wonder about the size of the pot. 40g seems quite small for a body product. However, it liquefies on your skin and a little goes a long way.

I should point out that Spéirbhean is a natural product, so  I didn’t experience any reactions. It contains lots of luxurious ingredients that I tend to look for when I’m buying body care products; Jojoba, Organic Shea Butter, Beeswax and essential oils like Geranium, Chamomile and Lavender.

I like!

Mil balms are available from This body balm is priced at £6.99, I’m not entirely sure why the prices aren’t in euros. The fada’s on the vowels also appear incorrectly on my mac book, again I’m not sure why.

What have you been using on dry skin?


Hellianthus Annus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Buttyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter), Cera Alba (Yellow Beeswax) Simmindsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia ( Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil.
*(Citrol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool)
* Occurs naturally in essential oils – Contains nut extracts

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