Flying Wild is a brand based on a small local beekeeping business operating 60 beehives from a village in Ireland. (Oh Ireland, you have a special place in my heart. <3 So beautiful and green and I hope I will visit it again.) The founder Arno, who is btw very friendly and nice to talk to, is a beekeeper and he started creating handmade organic beeswax based skincare products. First let's quickly mention that the brand isn't vegan but a thing I would like to point out is that Arno doesn't feed his bees with sugar, which is quite a common thing when it comes to honey and beekeeping. At least I think so. Here I have to mention a video that Danielle did, where she talks about ethically sustainable bee farms and how we should look for those and support them. Bees are important and we need them to survive. Check out her video here. And don't blame me if you'll want the Mahalo Gift Set after watching it. :) Now back to Flying Wild.
First and for now the only product from the line is a handmade Organic Beeswax Lip Balm with Raw Irish Honey and Rosemary*. The balm comes in your standard twist-up tube with fully recyclable packaging. Like I've already talked with Arno, the design of the packaging is old school and the colour really isn't my favourite, but it will change and I can't wait to see it. I'm a sucker for a beautiful design but the thing that is the most important are ingredients, of course.
Lip balm contains Organic Grapeseed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Raw Irish Honey, Organic Oil of Rosemary and Vitamin E. At the moment the ingredients are not yet certified, but the brand is working with Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association for the organic certification. Lip balm smells of Rosemary, which isn't my favourite scent ever and at the beginning I wasn't very fond of it. But I quickly got used to it and now I quite like it. I find this lip balm very moisturizing and I keep reaching for it.
It's described as soothing, healing and reviving, and I agree with all three. My lips are nourished, very soft and smooth. How could they not be, if they contain the ever amazing honey?! <3 Here I also have to mention that my boyfriend doesn't find it as nourishing as some other balms. He has this test, where he puts the lip balm on his lips before sleep and if the balm is still there in the morning, then it's great. If not, he will still use it but won't repurchase. I don't know, I still find it nourishing and I recommend it. If you have problems with chapped and dry lips, then do give it a go.
The lip balm is for sale on their website and some other places, like UK Amazon and in a number of Pharmacies and health food stores in Ireland.
*sample generously provided