Amazing collection of products especially the in-house hand blended loose teas. I’m so happy to have stumbled upon this place and meet Sonya who owns H+H. The amount of passion and knowledge she has for the store is evident in her explanations about each product. She was extremely patient and even helped me pick out Christmas gifts that she then carefully wrapped in boxes. Only good energy from this place and Sonya is just a delight. Definitlely worth checking out!

- Malina A.


I came here for the first time when my girlfriend got strep throat and I was looking to assemble a care package for her. They had just what I needed. I especially liked the personalized tea they made as well as the relaxing bath salt. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. The products are excellent quality. Since that visit, I've been back many times, often to introduce my friends and family to the lovely tea provided here.

- Marko C.


Words cannot describe how lovely this shop is! There is an excellent selection of natural body care products, tea accessories, jewellery, and gifts. The owner is so friendly and knowledgeable. She takes the time to help you find exactly what you need. Over the last year I have purchased several custom tea blends from her and I'm hooked! Do check this shop out...

- N.T.


Took a large group here on a Culture Walk during Contact Photo month and Sonia was great with the group, speaking with the calm authority of someone who has worked for more than a decade developing skin-care products for multinational companies, as well as her own Matter line of products. I bought a lip-balm with 15 natural ingredients for $5, completely non-waxy and learned that Sonia hosts workshops to make the balm and other things in the rear studio. I also bought my husband a bottle of Matter:Outdoors body-wash/shampoo, the non-reeking biodegradable antithesis of his egregiously scented Nivea men's body-wash whose overpowering scent can induce nausea. Lastly, the interior of Helen+Hildegard is large and beautiful, with custom wood cabinetry that gives it an established, Old-World feel. A real apothecary!

- Betty Ann J.


High quality natural products in a beautiful store. The Matter Salve completely soothes my eczema and the Substance belly jelly is just wonderful!

- Colleen E.


Love the Wild ginger & sweet orange bath salts I bought today. Such amazing products at this store!!

- Bella S.


Amazing natural products in this store.  Have bought several things from the store: bath salts, natural deodorant, sponges, facial products - and love them all.  The herbal dispensary is great, had a tea made to help with cold/flu and it works very well.

- Ramanda S.


This place is the coolest. I got some arnica ointment for my shoulder and came back to get a clay face mask. They have so many beautiful natural products. Staff know their products.

- Avery F.


I'm really pleased that the neighbourhood has a store like this. At first I thought they would just sell all natural balms, and skin care products, of which I could get anywhere. But what's also special is that one of the owners is an herbalist, and they have herbal dispensary where they can make custom tea blends, salves, or lotions. 
The store itself is really nice. I love the high ceilings and wall to wall shelving. Off the shelf, they sell Matter (Substance) Company products, some soaps, candles, and there's a great men's section with beard products, if you're so inclined. 
I spoke to the resident herbalist, about some of my body concerns, and she made me up a custom tea. She made sure it was okay for me even though I was breastfeeding. I will be coming back for a nice coconut oil infused hair rinse. 

- Laura C.T.