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Hi, I’m Joy. I’m the proud owner and founder of Sweet Surrender currently located in Henderson, Nevada. I design and create spa-quality bath and body care for sensitive skin using only the highest quality oils and butters nature has to offer.


My creations are handcrafted with premium ingredients which includes Colloidal Oatmeal, Organic Milk, Clay, and Tussah Silk (cruelty-free) to ensure products are gentle and soothing for your face, hands, and body while creating a luxurious and relaxing experience to ease stress and tension from your mind, body, and spirit.

In 2015, I discovered my passion for cold process soap and cosmetics making while researching natural remedies to treat my damaged hair and scalp after suffering from chemical burns from a perm. Using chemical-laden products to treat a chemical burn on my scalp just didn’t make sense to me; I knew in my heart there had to be a better alternative.

At that time, the natural hair community was just beginning to grow, therefore, the options for natural products were few, to say the least, so I took to reading and researching everything I could find on natural herbs, butters, and oils looking specifically for natural hair and skin care products.

Not finding anything that truly fit my needs, I selected butters and oils that ranged from light and easily absorbed, to some that were a bit heavier yet nourishing and moisturizing that provided protection from the elements to experiment with.

After a lot of research and testing, what I came up with a combination I loved, but it needed some fine tuning. One day, I happened across a handmade cosmetics and soap making studio not far from my home in San Diego and signed up for the first available class which was Cold Process Soap Making 101, and my life was forever changed!

I was hooked on soap making just minutes into the class! Afterwards, I was able to speak to the instructor and explain my situation with my recipe and she gave me a couple suggestions. I went home and immediately started tweaking my recipe and several days later, my infamous body butter was born!

It’s nourishing, moisturizing and versatile. I’ve had a client and her daughters lovingly refer to it as “hair crack”!  Although I created it specifically for my scalp, I love it on my body and face! It’s a simple, yet amazing recipe that's hydrating and perfect for all skin types!  

I’ve been a soap maker for over five years now, and I just can’t see myself doing anything else. My family and I have very sensitive skin so making beautiful, high quality, luxurious handcrafted soaps and other natural bath, body, and self- care products to share with my family and yours is not only my passion but my obsession!

I love reading about the amazing plants, herbs, oils, and butters nature has to offer that benefits our skin, bodies and overall health and incorporating them in my formulations.

I am truly blessed to have been able to discover my passion and turn it into a business. It brings great joy to my heart to be able to share my creations with you and your loved ones.

I hope you love and enjoy using them as much as I love making them!