Skincare rituals have become an increasingly trendy practice over the last few years thanks to the power of social media. With skin and body care now thriving as viral sensations, at-home spa experiences are more attainable — and appealing — than ever. Experimenting with new beauty techniques and products has added an exciting layer to what many consider to be a form of self-care. For all of the skincare guys and girlies out there, there’s a local women-owned business that will enchant your self-care senses. Located in the heart of Downtown Montclair on 217 Glenridge Avenue is DollyMoo, a handmade bath and body shop that feels like stepping into a storybook of skincare dreams. Read to learn about this charming shop in Montclair and its founders.
The DollyMoo Story
DollyMoo was created by sisters Nicci Silva and Amy Rivera back in 2010. What started as an in-home activity of experimenting and creating products for themselves quickly turned into something bigger. Soon they were selling their creations at farmers’ markets and festivals thanks to the support of their family and friends. The hardworking sisters were soon fortunate enough to pursue their artistry full-time and opened the DollyMoo brick-and-mortar storefront in Montclair.
The name “DollyMoo” is a term of endearment meaning “my doll” coined by their Greek grandmother, affectionately known as Yiayia. DollyMoo’s creation was influenced by Yiayia’s remarkable life and endless outpouring of love. Nicci and Amy believe that their grandmother’s spirit has guided them on this journey.
DollyMoo has truly flourished over the years and proudly serves the Montclair community. They aim to “inspire people of all walks of life to spread love, make magick, and take baths.”
DollyMoo products are made with nature’s finest ingredients and are free from parabens and phthalates. Plus, it has a wide variety of vegan products that also include sustainably sourced ingredients. All products are 100% cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
Each product at DollyMoo has a detailed list of the ingredients for full transparency. The founders proudly make each product with “love + magick” which is also listed among its other nourishing ingredients. Several DollyMoo products are also paired with powerful mantras and spiritual messages tied to its ingredient combinations. These products allow customers to create a ritualistic self-care experience connecting one’s mind, body, and spirit. DollyMoo’s handmade goodies range from soaps and body butter to face masks, perfumes, aromatherapy products, and even bath bombs. It also sells curated gift boxes and lifestyle products that make for a one-of-a-kind present.
One of DollyMoo’s most exciting specialties has to be its seasonal products inspired by each solstice. Keep an eye out for its rotating seasonal treats.
How To Shop
For the ultimate DollyMoo experience, we recommend a trip to the Montclair storefront. Plus trying, smelling, and feeling the products is such a memorable experience. DollyMoo is open from Tuesday-Saturday from 11AM to 6PM and on Sundays from 12PM to 5PM.
If online shopping is preferred, the website is fully stocked with a wide variety of products with in-depth descriptions. Plus, shipping is free on orders of $100 or more. Wholesale options are also available on the DollyMoo website to help spread the love to other small businesses.
Be sure to follow DollyMoo on Instagram for upcoming deals, product features, new launches, and exciting updates.