Liquid Castile Soaps Galore!

For those of you strange enough to dislike washing with a bar of soap, do not fret! We make luxurious liquid castile soap as well! And what’s great about this soap? It’s real honest to goodness soap! We’ve ranted and raved about the difference between soap and the typical ‘detergent’ stuff before, but that’s only because it’s important for peop...
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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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Eat Like an Urchin – The Best Smoothie EVER

People, in general, may not agree on much. But one thing we can all agree on is how hot Ottawa’s summers are. We whine all winter about not being able to feel our toes, but as soon as the snow melts the humidity rolls in and we begin to whine about the sweat pouring off of our bodies (you really do need soap, PU!). On busy days where cooling off...
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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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