Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area. It’s curated by Kaarin Vembar, fashion and beauty writer, and co-host of the ​Pop Fashion​ podcast.

Some Like It Hot

Spice things up with this locally-made hot sauce that boasts four different types of chilies. Uncle Brutha’s gourmet hot sauce, $6.99. Smucker Farms of Lancaster Co. 2118 14th St. NW. (202) 986-7332.

Lube Tube

This hypoallergenic lubricant produces a warm, pleasurable sensation and contains organic botanical extracts. Sliquid naturally stimulating lubricant, $15.99. Secret Pleasures. 1510 U St. NW. (202) 664-1476.

Give Up the Ghost

Try a chocolate treat that is the edible embodiment of both pleasure and pain. Ghost chili caramels, $15. The Chocolate House. 1904 18th St. NW. (202) 903-0346.

Iron Made-In

Welcome to a world of exquisitely executed pancakes with this perfectly-sized 10.5-inch cast iron skillet. Lodge cast iron griddle, $22.99. Frager’s Hardware.1323 E St. SE. (202) 543-6157.

Let it Blow

Serious about your hair? The BaByliss Pro was designed with a Ferrari “engine” and has six different heat and speed controls. BaByliss pro, $60. Soleil 21. 737 8th St. SE. (202) 546-2121.