ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Review: Dolce Mia Bath and Beauty Products

Updated on November 26, 2012
A Dolce Mia booth at the Costco roadshow
A Dolce Mia booth at the Costco roadshow | Source

It's not too often that one can find a bath and/or beauty product that truly lives up to its name. One company from Sebastopol has seemed to hit a magic note with a line of bath and beauty products that not only works well, but lives up to its name "Dolce" - which means "sweet" in Italian.

I was recently introduced to the Dolce Mia line during a Costco roadshow - where the company was introducing it's line to the public through samples and one on one consultations. Before the roadshows, Dolce Mia had only been available online, in salons and through Dolce Mia "designer reps"

The company is based in Sebastapol, California, in the heart of the Napa Valley wine country. The owners, Alex and Jennie Mountjoy, have been operating Dolce Mia since 1991, when Jennie first started the business as a hobby. It is family run with even the sons chipping in to learn the family business.

Dolce Mia - a local green business in the California wine country

Dolce Mia not only prides itself on the use of local materials to produce their brand, but in the use of local workers and local production. The company is also a green business and expounds on its philosophy on its website where it notes:

"The benefits of local production include reduced carbon footprint, procuring local ingredients, hiring local people – enhancing the local economy, and employing family businesses like our own, whenever possible."

A big proponent of local business, I give Dolce Mia 5 stars for their business philosophy and their commitment to their community.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Mango Tangerine lotion by Dolce Mia Bath and Body based in Sebastapol. California.Surfer Girl and Surfer Boy Mango Tangerine Body lotion by Dolce Mia.Pin up girl design for the Tunerose scented lotion by Dolce Mia.Western themed line of Terra Verbena lotion by Dolce Mia.
Mango Tangerine lotion by Dolce Mia Bath and Body based in Sebastapol. California.
Mango Tangerine lotion by Dolce Mia Bath and Body based in Sebastapol. California. | Source
Surfer Girl and Surfer Boy Mango Tangerine Body lotion by Dolce Mia.
Surfer Girl and Surfer Boy Mango Tangerine Body lotion by Dolce Mia. | Source
Pin up girl design for the Tunerose scented lotion by Dolce Mia.
Pin up girl design for the Tunerose scented lotion by Dolce Mia.
Western themed line of Terra Verbena lotion by Dolce Mia.
Western themed line of Terra Verbena lotion by Dolce Mia.

Do you have a favorite body lotion that you use?

See results

Dolce Mia hand and body lotion

Besides the 5 star rating I give Dolce Mia for their companies green policies, no business could succeed without a good product. Dolce Mia delivers here with it's full line of bar soaps, liquid bath washes, body lotions, hand sanitizers, shampoos and conditioners.

I first tried the Terra Verbena lotion by Dolce Mia, which was promised to last on my hands through several washings. A little skeptical, I tried the lotion and did find that even towards the end of the day, I could still feel the lotions moisturizer on my skin. Because I teach art, my hands are in water a lot washing brushes, and I suffer from dry and cracked skin, especially in cold weather.

After using the lotion for a few days I found my hands to be clearing up, with no signs of visible dryness. This was after applying the lotion only once a day (sometimes twice)

Dolce Mia's body lotion comes in 8 scents:

  • Terra Verbena (a woodsy scent with a hint of lemon, good for both men and women)
  • Pikake (named after the Hawaiian flower that lei's are made from - a powerful but beautiful scent)
  • Tuberose (I like to call this one a "vintage" rose scent. The older crowd and rose fans would especially love this scent)
  • Tropical Citrus (a clean scent with a hint of lemon and coconut - awesome)
  • Vanilla (just like it says - smells just like the Vanilla that you have in your baking pantry)
  • Sweet Almond (smells so good you want to eat this one)
  • Mango Tangerine (my favorite - tropical and fruity)
  • Amberry Lavender (perfect for lavender lovers - very true to it's namesake)

    The Mango Tangerine lotion, which is my favorite scent in the line, contains lavender, white tea, marsh mallow root, chamomile, calendula, sweet almond and oat. The shea butter lotion keeps your hands soft throughout the day and you only need a little bit on your hands for it to go a ling way. The longevity of the product is evident just after one day of use.

Dolce Mia Body Lotion

5 stars for Dolce Mia Body Lotion

Dolce Mia design packaging: 5 stars

Besides the Dolce Mia lotions which I gave a 5 star rating to, I also give them 5 stars for their packaging and line design. The line is broken up into several different themes like Western Cowboy and Cowgirl, Pin-up Girls, Surfer Girl and Surfer Boy, Vintage Hawaiian and other cute and fun themes. The owner Jennie produces all the fun and whimsical designs, and every bottle is hand filled, hand packaged and produced locally.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)