ARTIST INTERVIEW: Crystal Joy of Joyous Organics
Company: Joyous Organics
Artist: Crystal Joy
Joyous Organics is a line of nourishing skincare products made with organic and non-GMO ingredients. Creator Crystal Joy grew up in Huntington Beach, California, studying at Golden West College in Orange County, abroad in Paris, and at CSU Monterey Bay. Now a resident of Mammoth Lakes in the eastern Sierras, she is lovingly raising four children, who are her inspiration for her wholesome, environmentally friendly craft. Active in the community, she spends many hours in her kids classrooms, along with donating her time and products to other charity organizations. Her favorite thing to do is spend time outdoors with her family doing things like snowboarding, hiking, fishing, and soaking in the hot springs, to name a few. Her fun, loving, outgoing personality shines through in her products and her desire for providing the best for her kids drives the business forward.
Describe the path that led you to do the work you do now?
My children! I wanted to to make healthy skin care products to nourish their skin after bathing or whenever they needed it. We live at over 8,000 feet on the east side of the Sierras so it tends to be very dry, and I was having a hard time finding anything that only had organic ingredients that I could pronounce.
How do you define success?
Happiness! Initially, it was simply making myself happy knowing that my kid’s had the utmost nicest & nourishing products touching their delicate skin! Plus, my kids enjoyed using it and making it with me. Then, when I started to make the body butters as gifts, I saw how happy others were because of something I had created. Now, as it has all evolved into a business, it still remains happiness. The success of the business is dependent on the happiness of others and accomplished by creating products that people love, that are made with organic ingredients, and that are also not harmful to the environment.
How is your work inspired by nature and your surroundings?
My home backs up to forest service land with huge pine trees and fresh clean mountain air surrounding us. Nature and Mother Earth are my family’s playground, we love and enjoy the outdoors, which is the reason why we have gotten rid of our plastic lip balm tubes and deodorant tubes and have replaced them with our new sustainable, earth-friendly biodegradable paper tubes. I want my children, and many more generations to come, to love and continue to respect our lands and oceans by making simple conscious decisions that will lead to preserving our one and only World.
What is a new idea you have been working with recently?
CBD. We have come out with an amazing, revitalizing, healing CBD balm in one of our biodegradable tubes. We have also added CBD to our face oil serum which a rejuvenating ingredient, that is anti-aging, promotes and stimulate tissue repair improves elasticity as well as calms inflammation. CBD is an incredibly healing ingredient inside and out, I want to of course provide such a sacred ingredient to my faithful customers and myself to enjoy it’s most wonderful healing superpowers!