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Try a local artist’s honey-rich, yummy-smelling body scrubs

Mmmm, body scrub.

Maryland artist Kara Brook tries to use sustainable products whenever possible, so she became a beekeeper to produce a homegrown supply of wax to use in her encaustic paintings. The foray has since led her to sell honey and honeyed treats at her shop Honey House in Owings Mills, Md., and on her website,

Now, Brook has launched a line of honey-rich body scrubs. “Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so you have to feed it the way you feed your body,” she says. The scrubs ($28) come in three varieties: Good Fortune, which uses green tea; Haute Cocoa, crafted with cocoa; and Grounded, made with coffee beans. Our test found that they left skin deeply moisturized — and the user with a strong hankering for a latte with her chocolate.

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