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%). Our 95% natural products are marked as such only because they contain a small percentage of quality fragrance oil. No stripping agents, drying detergents or fillers. 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:

Algonquin College

The Avery Foundation

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Ottawa

Canadian Diabetes Association


Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Clean Kits


Cycle Salvation

Dance with Emilie

The Door Youth Centre

Farm Radio International

First Avenue Public School - Ottawa-Carleton District School Board 

Gabriella's Groupies


Genesis Dog Rescue

Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue

Hungry and Homeless Cat Rescue

Music and Beyond

Nepean. Rideau. Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC)

New Moon Rabbit Rescue

Ottawa International Film Festival

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls

Ottawa School of Art

Ottawa Tool Library

Parkdale Food Centre

Parkinson Canada

Partners for Mental Health

Roger Neilson House

SAW Video


Sit With Me Dog Rescue

St. Joe's Women's Centre

Teja's Animal Refuge

Tucker House

Underpants Up