Who Are Helen + Hildegard?

Who Are Helen + Hildegard?

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    What's in a Name? 

    For us, it's the legacy of two highly spirited & deeply loving women from two very different corners of the globe.  Born in the early 20th century, Helen D'Cunha & Hildegard Thun represent a generation of wise women who were the heartbeat of the community, understanding inherently how to use healing plants for the health of themselves & their family. 

     Helen D'Cunha
    India, circa 1935 


    Moving forward through time, after working for over twenty years in the fields of Natural Product Development & Sustainability, their granddaughter, traditional herbalist Sonya D'Cunha, founded the Toronto-based Herbal Apothecary & Artisanal Beauty Boutique in 2015 to provide an inclusive & rich space offering beautiful & ethical products inspired by the world of applied botanicals. 

    Hildegard Thun
    Germany, circa 1937


    In naming the shop Helen + Hildegard, Sonya honours her two amazing grandmothers & the millions of women around the world who have been knowledge keepers of the arts & sciences of global plant medicine.

    Sonya with her Grandma & Omi
    Sonya, age 11, with her Grandma Helen & Omi Hildegard
    Toronto, 1983
    Sonya in her Dispensary
    Sonya Dispensing Custom Teas at H+H
    Toronto, 2015
    Sonya and her daughter Tessa
    Sonya and her daughter, Tessa, the Design & Media Manager at H+H
    Toronto, 2015







    Local and global green beauty brands conscientiously sourced from sustainably responsible suppliers, all of the product lines at H+H draw from the intelligence of plants to instil healthy skin experiences and leave a beneficial footprint on our planet.



    Our dispensary of certified organic loose leaf teas support health & beauty from the inside out, with custom tea blends made on the spot by traditional herbalists. The most popular, enjoyable and effective of our formulas make up the range of H+H Organic Tea Blends, prepackaged and ready to go.



    Throughout the shop, we curate hand-crafted jewelry by local designers, high quality pure essential oils, stylish aromatherapy diffusers, scented soy candles and specialty tea accessories as complementary collections to enhance wellness and joy in the everyday.

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