Why We Don't Use Palm Oil

   Here at Purple Urchin we only use the best ingredients in our products while making sure we are cruelty free as well as environmentally friendly. This is the reason why we do not use palm oil as an ingredient in any of our products. Instead we use a soap base of olive oil, coconut oil and rice bran oil which is ethically sourced and in-line ...
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The First Art Exhibition at PU was a Hit!!

PAINTINGS BY JEREMY TOPPINGS  For our first ever exhibition featuring local artists, we had Jeremy Toppings displaying his fabulous watercolour paintings. During his Vernissage, he drew in a great crowd and we were so happy to see all the local support! His paintings & prints are still on display and for sale at our retail location (755 Ban...
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CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

CALL FOR ARTISTS: We have been loving our new location in the Glebe, however some of our walls need some love too! We are looking for 2D works to fill 11 feet of wall space. As a business local to Ottawa, we want to help support local artists! If you have a body of work (or know someone that does!) that needs to be shown, please send us your pr...
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PETS OF PU GIVEAWAY!!

If you would like to know how you could win the above GIVEAWAY keep reading!! This is Coconut. She is 3 years old and was rescued off the streets at 8 weeks old by her human mom and Purple Urchin's very own founder, Rebecca Pereira. She has a condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia which makes walking difficult but is a perfectly healthy and ha...
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Valentine's Gift Guide!

Need ideas for a Valentine's Day Gift? Worry no longer, we've got you covered! We have a great range of products, offering something for everyone! Share some love with Purple Urchin and read ahead for some great gift ideas. 1- Vanilla Whipped Shea Body Butter   This luxurious body butter is great for the cold winter weather in February! It is s...
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Don't Worry be Hoppy!

Sitting on a patio with friends on a nice sunny day and having a nice cold beer can definitely be one way to enjoy the beverage, but did you know that the benefits of beer go beyond cracking open a cold one? Beer has many beneficial properties for both hair and skin which is why we have decided to put it into one of our soaps! We introduce to ...
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