DollyMoo offers hand-blended, natural beauty and home products made by sisters Nicci Silva and Amy Rivera. The shop opened this summer at 217 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair, but it’s all set for a Grand Opening and will host two days of festivities this weekend.
Nicci and Amy grew up in West Orange. Nicci started making homemade body scrubs back in 2010 using her previous experience working in fine dining restaurants and high-end bars as a mixologist.
The DollyMoo sisters.
“My beloved sister, and now business partner Amy, allowed me to use her kitchen as I happily crafted healing jars of salt and beautiful ingredients, says Nicci, who adds, “The feedback from those I hold most near and dear was overwhelmingly positive, and soon my cherished hobby grew organically into our family business.”
DollyMoo initially started selling at craft shows and then opened an online store. The shows got a little bigger, their wholesale accounts grew and they eventually landed an account with local Whole Food Markets in the New Jersey, New York area.
“As much as we loved making everything in our home, when the opportunity arose to move our business to a storefront and production space to downtown Montclair, NJ, we jumped on it,” says Nicci.
The shop is what Nicci calls “a skincare sanctuary.” Everything they make for the store and wholesale accounts comes out of the kitchen. Nicci says DollyMoo is basically a restaurant, but instead of serving food they serve freshly made bath and body products—made with lots of love and good energy.
Special guests at the Grand Opening weekend will help the DollyMoo sisters celebrate with the community: Tandem Poetry, Henna Artist, Yogic Chai Montclair, Bern & the Brights and tasty treats from Montclair Bread Company & Miss Nicky’s cookies!