About Us


Carol Manson, Owner of Simon Sudz 

Greetings - welcome to our website! My name is Carol Manson.  I am the owner and CEO of Simon Sudz LLC, a company that hand makes artisan all planted-based soaps and other skin loving products.  My company is based in Sacramento, CA.  I started my company in 2016 after retiring as the Director of Legislation and Policy Department in state government.  I continue to perform as a jazz singer - Carol Manson & the Blue Skies Band. Music website:  www.carolmanson.com

Simon Sudz was named in memory of my beloved cocker spaniel. I adopted him from the local Front Street Animal Shelter.  Simon is no longer with us but he is still near and dear to my heart. Some of the proceeds from the sale of Simon Sudz products subsidize the pay for musicians who play on jazz and other gigs with me and other artists. Our company also makes regular donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Wellspring Women’s Shelter.  


Photo of Carol Manson provided by Maggie Rose McGurk


Simon, The Cocker Spaniel Behind the Sudz

Simon, the cocker spaniel behind the sudz.


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Breast Cancer Research Foundation Logo

Proceeds ($6. per bar) from the sell of the Celeste Anne soap bar are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Periodically soap is donated to the Wellspring Women's Center which serves homeless and displaced women and children.   


Simon Sudz, a Black woman owned business, works in collaboration with others to create a world that works for everyone - free from injustice, bigotry and hatred.


Simon Sudz Soap Collage

Simon Sudz LLC, (Simon Sudz) soaps and lotion bars are made with the finest all planted-based oils and butters (with the exception of lanolin in our beard soap bar).  We use coconut oil, sustainable palm oil**, pomace olive oil in most of our soaps.  From time to time we also use avocado oil, almond oil, hemp oil, neem oil and other high quality vegan oils.  We also use top of the line mango butter, cocoa butter, shea butter and other plant-based butters. We do not use animal oils or butters such as lard or tallow. Please see the description below the picture of each bar on this website for more information about specific product ingredients.  Our soaps are often whimsical and have a social conscious message (i.e. breast cancer research, save the bees, good trouble). We hope you enjoy using our luxurious cleansing products! Our products are phthalate, formaldehyde, paraben, sodium laurel sulphate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) free. We use only environmentally friendly glitters.  All of our soaps and other products are made with love by my hands in small batches.  Please allow for some variation in size and coloring. 

**We only source our palm oil with suppliers who are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).  The premium palm oil used in our products is RSPO Certified Sustainable.  Purchase of RSPO Certified Sustainable palm oil contributes to the preservation of the orangutan habitat as well as fair trade and ethical sourcing. 

* Important Notice:

Please note that regulations set forth by the FDA prohibit bath and body companies from making health-related claims about their products. I do not claim to be a medical or healthcare professional. I do not claim that the use of my products will have any effect on physical health issues or mental health concerns. The information provided in my listings merely refers to the properties of specific ingredients within the products. Please be sure to check my ingredient lists to make sure you avoid anything you might be allergic to or that should be avoided during pregnancy or other health concerns.


Unlike commercial soaps, Simon Sudz uses no chemicals to harden the bars. Please allow the soap to dry out between uses.  Do not let it sit where the shower spray will reach it when it is not in use.  Use a self-draining soap dish if possible.  To make the soap last a long time use a cloth or bath scrubby and lather it up, then put the soap down and use the scrubby to wash with.  Enjoy!

Find our Soap Accessories for soap longevity here.


Simon Sudz is a member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild


Simon Sudz ~ P. O.Box 348482 ~ Sacramento, CA 95834-8482