Philosophy

Who says soap has to dry your skin out or be bad for the environment? At Purple Urchin, we believe bath and body products can be good for you and low-impact on the planet. This has been fundamental to the way we do business since our earliest days – not just because it sounds good  but because it’s important to us.

What does this mean?

  1. Our products don’t just perform exceptionally, they are as natural as possible (95% - 100%). No synthetic preservatives or fillers. No drying detergents. Just minimally processed, plant-based ingredients.   
  2. Because we love animals, all Purple Urchin products are vegetarian (the majority are actually completely vegan). We have never tested on animals (unless you count us!)  and never will.
  3. A concern for the environment plays a role in every decision we make. It informs everything from the essential oils we choose to how we package our products.
  4. We are always as transparent as possible with our customers.

We also love being involved in our community, and often partner up with other local businesses and charities to help make this city awesome. Some of the projects/fundraisers/partnerships we’ve been a part of, or contributed to, include:

Underpants Up

Algonquin College

New Moon Rabbit Rescue

Hungry and Homeless Cat Rescue

Cat-A-Match Rescue

Sit With Me Dog Rescue

Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue

Genesis Dog Rescue

Candlelighters

Gabriella's Groupies

Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls

Parkdale Food Centre

Clean Kits

Cycle Salvation

GapMedics

Teja's Animal Refuge

Ottawa School of Art

Tucker House

Farm Radio International

St. Joe's Women's Centre

Partners for Mental Health

Ottawa International Film Festival

SAW Video

CUSO

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Ottawa

Canadian Diabetes Association

Schoolbox

Music and Beyond

VegFest

 

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