THE GARDEN APOTHECARY: HOMEMADE REMEDIES FOR EVERYDAY AILMENTS
Carter is, perhaps, best known as a male model, especially to fans of Ellen DeGeneres. Back in 2013, he won an underwear modelling competition in Melbourne run by Ellen when she was in Australia filming segments for her TV show. His prize included an all-expenses paid trip to America to appear on The Ellen Show.
These days, Reece is making a name for himself as “the herb nerd”. A trained naturopath, he has a popular web series and has now published his first book, which compiles homemade remedies for everyday ailments.
Suffering from tired eyes? A cold sore outbreak? Cellulite? Sunburn? Poor oral hygiene? Reece provides recipes for soothing balms that you can whip up yourself at home. Keep your breathe fresh with Reece’s Herbal Mouthwash – take note, the recipe includes one cup of vodka as well as licorice root and dried peppermint.
Aphrodisiacs are not overlooked with a recipe for a Libido Boost Shot, and Reece shares the recipe for one of his workout secrets – Matcha Warrior, a preworkout powder that includes a pinch of cayenne pepper. If you’ve overindulged with alcohol the night before, pep yourself up with his Hangover Sherbet.
There are also concoctions for gut ailments, cold and flu symptoms, insomnia and stress. The other big bonus with this book is all the colour photographs of this very handsome and well-built herb nerd!