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Natural beauty has never been more prominent, especially with environmental and ethical factors now firmly in the public eye.

Finding the perfect deodorant that doesn't contain chemical or potentially harmful ingredients can be a challenge, but one Irish brand is blazing a trail in the search for healthy beauty habits.

We decided to trial Indeora's beautiful-smelling spray-on magnesium deodorant, for research purposes. We weren't let down, and the product deserves every bit of praise it has steadily earned.

Trying to feel fresh and clean throughout the day can be challenging. With stressful work routines and errands to run, it feels like we're constantly in a rush or on the go.

Squeezing in exercise or trips to the gym is a whole other story when it comes to smelling like roses, even multiple bursts of antiperspirant feels futile at times.

There is definitely a stereotypical opinion that natural deodorants aren't powerful enough to mask sweat for the entire day, but the coconut and vanilla scent of Indeora's product masked anything and everything for me.

Despite the fact that natural deodorants don't aim to stop you sweating, it has discovered an even better solution to keep you feeling like your best self. 

Eimear Tully began Indeora after she began to question the components of everyday antiperspirants and their effect on her well-being.

She consulted with her partner, Dr Pranshul Chauhan, who was aware of the health risks of antiperspirant ingredients such as inorganic aluminium and propellants. Tully knew from then on that it was time to find a natural replacement, and she went on to create a brilliant product.

Many natural deodorants use baking soda as their base, which can irritate sensitive skin. Eimear started cooking up mixtures in her own kitchen which weren't comprised of harmful chemicals or irritants.

Her partner was knowledgeable on the principles of Ayurveda, an ancient medical practice which focusses on using naturally-derived active ingredients to benefit health.

Image: Instagram/@indeora.ie

Using magnesium is pure genius, as the mineral is responsible for countless functions in our bodies and a unique formulation of the mineral can keep you odour-free for up to 24 hours.

Eimear discovered the many benefits of oceanic-sourced magnesium as the perfect base for her deodorant, and we have to agree. Every woman could use one of these little bottles, they even slot perfectly into your purse for a quick refresher on a night out or on the sly at work.

After about one week straight of trialling the natural deodorant, I was totally hooked on the product. As somebody who only uses vegan, cruelty-free products with recyclable packaging, I struck gold with Indeora.

Free from aerosol gases, aluminium, baking soda and silicones, the gorgeous scented deodorant won't stain your clothes or block your pores. If you're asthmatic, it's a smart move to ditch the aerosol cans.

We cannot recommend it enough, ladies, try it for yourselves. 

As if you aren't sold already, Indeora shipping is free for all Republic of Ireland customers. Check out their full list of products on their website.

Feature image: Instagram/@indeora.ie

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On days like this, it’s hardly surprising that most of us assume it’s effectively time to turn our back on standard summer paraphernalia.

Sandals, sun towels and sunglasses get relegated to the back of the wardrobe; and we’re OK with this… because frankly, we’re used to it.

But if there is one thing which we completely and utterly refuse to resign to a particular season, it’s ice cream.

Yes, we know the rain is coming down in sheets and our hair is struggling to deal, but that only gives us all the more reason to celebrate the launch of two delish new flavours in the Magnum Doubles range.

That's right ladies, the Magnum range has gotten even more expansive… and decadent.

Speaking about the launch of Double Raspberry and Double Coconut, Julieann Evans, Magnum Ice Cream Brand Manager, said ‘’At Magnum we’re always exploring the most decadent taste sensation trends.”

“With the addition of these 2 new incredible flavours, we’re providing the perfect excuse to let go and give yourself that moment to embrace the ultimate ice cream pleasure sensation.’’

So, if you’re currently lamenting the passing of summer, it sounds like it’s time to cheer yourself up with Magnum’s newest range, but just wrap up warm first.

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We've all been slathering ourselves in the stuff for months, but it turns out that coconut oil may not be as healthy as we thought. 

When the versatile oil picked up in popularity, we thought we'd been sent a saving grace.

We've been using it for cooking, moisturising, hair conditioning and even teeth whitening. 

 

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However, new research has found that the oil may not be as healthy as we once thought. 

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. 

The organisation released a study in which they rank fatty oils and cooking aids in relation to cardiovascular health. 

Coconut oil fared rather badly over all, with the AHA stating that 82 per cent of the fat in coconut oil is saturated. 

'Because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of cardiovascular disease, and has no known offsetting favourable effects, we advise against the use of coconut oil,' the AHA said in the advisory.

Before you dump your jars of the stuff, bear in mind that like everything, moderation is key. 

'Have some coconut oil, have some olive oil, some butter, some grapeseed oil,' dietician Abby Langar told Global News Canada

'Don’t obsess over oils and limit yourself to only one.'

We don't need to be told twice!

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We were promised an Indian summer (umm?) – but sadly there's no denying that September is feeling decidedly autumnal.

There's a chill in the air, the evenings are getting a smidgen darker that bit earlier, and we're slowing transferring our diets to more hearty stables. 

But hearty certainly doesn't have to mean stodgy: in fact, soup is just about the healthiest – not to mention the most satisfying – autumnal warmer going.

We stumbled across this AMAZING and oh-so delicious recipe for carrot and ginger coconut soup… and suffice to say we're already hooked.

Coming in at less than 100 calories a bowl, it takes just ten minutes to prepare (and about 30minutes to cook).

Serve with freshly toasted bread, or have on its own as a snack, starter, or light-lunch, the SHEmazing! seal-of-approval has now very much been granted…

Ingredients:

  • Low-sodium vegetable broth cube
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • small chopped onion
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • medium chopped red potato
  • chopped carrots
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • small chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 cup cubed apple or pear (optional)

 

1) Taking a saucepan, bring around 1.5ltr of water to the boil before popping in the stock cube and stirring.

2) Turn off the heat and leave aside.

3) Next, heat the oil in a frying pan or wok (preferably one with a lid) and then add your onion and garlic; sauté for around three to five minutes.

4) Add ginger, potato and carrot; cover and cook five minutes, stirring occasionally.

5) Add the coconut milk and red pepper; cover with a lid and cook five more minutes.

6) Take your broth from earlier and gradually add it with ladle into the vegetable mixture. Season with white pepper.

7) Cover and cook until all the vegetables are tender.

8) In a food processor or using a hand blender, puree soup in small batches until smooth. 

9) Serve in warm soup bowls. Garnish with apple or pear cubes, if desired.

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There are many reasons people are looking for alternatives to cow's milk on the market right now. 

Whatever your reason to cut back on dairy – here are some alternatives you can try out!

Most of these milk alternatives will be widely available in supermarkets in Ireland now but if not then your local health food store is a safe bet!

Many milk alternatives can have sugar added so always try to find ‘unsweetened’ varieties to protect your teeth!

1. Almond milk
Almond milk is always a safe bet as it has a really lovely nutty flavour that is great in coffee, porridge, cereal etc. It’s not as rich as regular milk but you’ll soon crave the great aroma is adds to your food!

2. Coconut milk
No, not the canned variety. This coconut milk is more watery and perfect for your dairy-free baking and dessert making! It also tasted great in coffee in you like a coconutty-flavour.

3. Rice milk
Rice milk is said to be the least fattening of milks so if weight loss is what you are after then this is for you! Rice milk is also the best hypo-allergic of milks and has a lovely sweet flavour you’ll enjoy in your coffee or breakfast.

4. Soy milk
Soy milk can be the best of the alternatives to use in savoury dishes as it has a very undistinguishable flavour unlike almond or coconut especially.

5. Hemp milk
Hemp milk is made from the seeds of the hemp plant and has a nutty flavour and is also a little sweet and is high in omega-3 fatty acids. 

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These coconut-chocolate bars are so easy to make and handy for sweet snacks.

This recipe uses milk chocolate but if you wanted to make it a little healthier you could swap this for darker chocolate.

What you’ll need:

  • 160g dessicated coconut
  • 250ml condensed milk
  • 300g milk chocolate

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Combine the condensed milk and coconut milk, adding more condensed milk if the mixture seems dry.
  2. Flatten into a baking tray and chill for an hour.
  3. Cut into bar shapes.
  4. Melt chocolate and dip the bars into the chocolate, coating.
  5. Chill bars until chocolate has hardened.
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