Product Spotlight – Extreme Cream

Extreme Cream is a rich face cream perfect for dry or mature skin (but it works wonders on all skin types!). We have a hard time keeping these bad boys in stock because it’s one of our top selling products, and for good reason. If you haven’t had the chance to stick your nose into it, here’s some reasons why it’s about time you do: 1) Each in...
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Retailer Spotlight - Herb & Spice Wellness Shop

Bank Street is bustling with tons of great boutiques, coffee shops, and offices. Among them is Herb & Spice Wellness Shop (located across the street from the sister store Herb & Spice Food Shop). It boasts some of the best products catering to alternative and healthy lifestyles in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown. But a super convenient...
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Find us in the Rideau Centre - We Dare You

You may have already seen or heard the big news, so you can stop holding your breath now; Purple Urchin can officially be found in the Rideau Centre! We’ve been a part of the terra20 family for years now, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that today marks the official grand opening of their new store location in the Rideau Centre. Perfect for th...
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Eat Like an Urchin – Grandma’s Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate. Cookies. Chocolate cookies. Add in a Grandmama’s touch and you’ve got yourself one hell of a cookie! This recipe comes from our Operations Manager, Leah. Thanks to her Grandma’s recipe, we can all indulge in some chocolatey goodness. This type of cookie is typically called a Chocolate Pixie Cookie, but we think “Grandma’s Chocolate Co...
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Retailer Spotlight - The Big Carrot

Located in Toronto, The Big Carrot isn’t your typical grocery store. It’s not your typical health and wellness store either. The Big Carrot is a one stop shop for groceries, body care, and supplements. There’s even a juice bar and vegetarian deli! The Big Carrot goes above and beyond when it comes to treating people and the environment well. Th...
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The Importance of Supporting Local

When you hear the word “Ottawa,” what do you think of? Do you think of Parliament and the fact that this city is the capital of Canada? Do you think of the Byward Market and how much fun it is as soon as the weather starts to warm up? Maybe you think of school, because there are plenty of post-secondary institutes and students here. Or maybe yo...
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