Purple Urchin- Ottawa local store

Purple Urchin is a natural, body care store that you will find in Chinatown. It began as a small home-based business operating out of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in February 2006. I love that Purple Urchin is local and natural. There are so many reasons you’ll love Purple Urchin, here are a few

1. Their products are 95-100% natural.

Their 100% natural products are scented with essential oils and their 95% natural products are scented with fragrance oils.

2. They care about animals

They don’t test on animals. Most of their products are vegan, and when they aren’t, they’re vegetarian. The vegetarian products may include either beeswax, goat’s milk, and/or silk amino acids.

3. They care about the environment

All their products are packaged using either recyclable or biodegradable materials. They also refuse to use ingredients that have a negative impact on the environment.

4. They are local

All their products are developed from scratch (through research and trial and error) in their on-site laboratory in Chinatown. You can purchase products at their location at 884 Somerset Street West as well as over 60 retailers across Ontario including Herb and Spice Natural Wellness, Whole Foods Market, terra20, Market Organics and more.

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5. They have an extensive list of products available with a wide range of benefits. Here’s a little bit on what they have to offer:

Bath & Shower

The bath & shower line includes both bar and liquid soaps, luxurious bath cubes and salts, scrubs, and shampoo bars. Each product comes in a variety of fun scents.

They have over 30 handmade bar soaps available online including some great scents like Sugared Almond, Mojito, Lilac Attack and Coffee Bitters.


Along with fragrant body butters and hand balms, they have also created products like their muscle rubs that can ease any aches you may have.


They currently offer masks, lip butters, moisturizers and an exfoliating cleanser. My favourite is the dead sea mud & cucumber mask. This mask is a detoxifying facial mask for normal to oily skin. You apply this face mask once a week to remove toxins, oil and dirt. This mask is so refreshing and will leave your face feeling super smooth and soft.

Purple Urchin Face Mask


Their men’s line includes products tailored to men including beard oil, a moustache styler, and a shave bar. Also included in the men’s line is the Lumberjack bar and liquid soap.

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Their pet line includes natural products for your furry friend including dog shampoo, conditioner and a paw protector.


They have products specially made for your baby like their baby urchin oatmeal bar soap, perfect for your baby’s delicate skin.


They’ve created 11 delicious scents for their soy candles that include unique scents from Caramel Apple Crumble, Grapefruit Grenade, Turkish Fig and Kindling. They are perfect for scattering throughout your house to have the rooms smelling amazing.

Purple Urchin Candles

Below is a shot of their sugared almond handmade bar soap, lemon lavender dead sea bath salts and anti-aging raw serum.

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Their soaps are made with a healthy dose of olive oil, making them gentle and moisturizing. This sweet scent of their sugared almond soap will remind you of candy.

Their lemon lavender dead sea bath salts smell absolutely amazing. If you enjoy baths, you need to try this product. It has a ton of beneficial properties that will do wonders for your body like increase circulation and reduce skin disorders like acne.

Facial serums allow rich nutrients to penetrate deeper into the skin layers than a moisturizer. This raw serum is packed full of nutrients and vitamins. Apply 3-4 drops of their anti-aging raw serum to damp skin to keep your face looking radiant.

[CONTEST ALERT]  I’m so excited to be  giving away a Purple Urchin gift package that includes a kindling candle and kindling handmade soap. You’ll love the smell of their kindling products. They smell woodsy and smoky with just a hint of fruit undertones, the smell of summer! To enter:

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The winner will be chosen Friday, May 6th at 12:00 pm.

*To be eligible you must be able to pick up your prize at Purple Urchin at 884 Somerset Street West.

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[DISCOUNT CODE] Receive 20% off your online purchase from now until May 16th by using code LITTLEMISSOTTAWA. Let me know what your favourite product is on instagram or twitter. Visit Purple Urchin’s online store here.

Let me know what your favourite Purple Urchin product is in the comments below or on twitter.