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Anam Cara Apothecary


113 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

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Anam Cara Apothecary


113 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

 
 

Science meets Magic...

Here at the Apothecary, we create topical oil remedies - with the primary ingredients being essential oils and herbs - to support the immune system, women's health, digestion, anxiety, insomnia, and many more ailments under the direction of our Master Clinical Aromatherapist.

Our blends may smell great, but they are also nature's medicine. Prepare for magic to happen.

Apothecary Shop Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


 
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Online Store


Online Store


All of our potions and products are handcrafted at our store under the guidance of our Master Clinical Aromatherapist.

Click here to view our online store.

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Workshops & Events


Workshops & Events



September - October Class series:

Energetic Reflexology
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday mornings
September 26th through October 17th 2018

$375

Want to go deeper with your Reflexology services?
This 4 week class series will teach you how to include other healing modalities in your Reflexology practice. Classroom instruction and practical applications include the following: meridians and acupressure, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Crystals.

A basic comprehension of Reflexology is a must.

Class will be taught by Amye ClarK
 Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Click here to Reserve your spot.

 

October Workshop:

Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers
1 - 5 p.m.
Friday
October 5th 2018

$200

Calling all Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Reflexologists, and other body workers! In this 4 hour concentrated class, we’ll teach you how to effectively use Aromatherapy safely and purposefully in your practice. In addition, we will also teach techniques such as layering and blending. Every student will formulate and take home their own blend, which they will create at our Potion Blending Bar.

Class will be taught by Amye Clark
Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Click here to Reserve your spot.

 

September - November Class series:

Plant Medicine
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday mornings
September 29th through november 17th 2018

$575

A class series on the ancient roots of wisdom that connect
to modern Aromatherapy.

Throughout time and in all parts of the world, there has been a collective consciousness regarding plant medicine, and there are many ancient paths of knowledge that lead us to this magical and fascinating topic of study.

In this 8 week course taught at Anam Cara Apothecary, we’ll teach you a new path each week, equipping you with a well rounded understanding of the medicine our ancestors have used instinctively for thousands of years. In each new subject we discuss, aromatherapy will always be at the root of every class.

Our weekly topics will include Chinese Medicine, Herbs, Shamanism, Chakras, the Science of Gems and Crystals, Wildcrafting, Potion Blending, The 9 Palaces, and Divination.

Class will be taught by Amye ClarK
 Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Click here to Reserve your spot.

 

October Workshop:

Crystal Grid workshop
1-3 p.m.
Saturday
October 13th 2018

$25

Understand how to construct and use crystal grids in your life.

A crystal grid is an arrangement of crystals on a specific geometric shape that focuses the Universal Life Force in a particular way for a particular purpose i.e. intending safe travel, a love connection, passing an exam, etc...
The unified energy field that is created in the grid allows for vibrational interactions of crystal energies with the aura, spirit, and mind of the human body consistent with the prescribed healing and wellness design. A single crystal, properly prepared and used, can be a potent energy source for many purposes.

Class will be taught by Amye ClarK
 Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Click here to Reserve your spot.

 

October Workshop:

Aromatherapy for pain management
1-4 p.m.
Saturday
October 27th 2018

$60

In this class, we'll have a special focus on how essential oils can be used for all kinds of pain.

"Aromatherapy" can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process. (source: naha)

In this 3 hour class + lab, our resident Master Clinical Aromatherapist will explain how essential oils work with our brain chemistry and bodies so that we may incorporate them into our every day lives for balance and wellness.You will also learn how to blend the oils safely and take home your very own blend that is custom created to target what you wish.

Level of Experience Recommended: None! Come as a Beginner or an Expert. You're bound to learn something new no matter your experience with aromatherapy.

Class will be taught by Amye Clark
 Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

 

November Workshop:

The Science of Crystal Healing
1-4 p.m.
Saturday
November 10th 2018

$50

Over 10,000 years ago, the ancestors of Native American tribes began offering stones to the body for wellness. Stone Medicine introduces these ancient traditions using heated and chilled stones, gem and crystal stones. Today, many holistic PRACTITIONERS use stone medicine to facilitate holistic healing. In this workshop, we'll discuss a variety of familiar and foreign gems and crystals, and how to use them.

Topics we'll cover...

1. The history of Stone Medicine and its evolution through the ages
2. The chemistry and geometry - which makes up its medicinal aspects - and how our bodies respond to that science
3. Where to place stones on your body and in the house for desired outcomes
4. How stones can be used in a micro or macro way
5. How they channel energy to help achieve physical and emotional support
6. The best stones for sleep, breast health, etc.
7. How to charge and cleanse stones

Class will be taught by Amye Clark
 Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

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Aromatherapy


Aromatherapy


Essential Oils: how they work

What is an essential oil and how do they work?

Immediately upon smelling an essential oil - which are volatile liquids distilled from wood, grasses, flowers, resin, fruit and seeds - the palate in the nose transports a message to the limbic system in the brain, which is the seat of emotions memories. The brain then releases chemistry throughout the body based on the chemical code from the oils, thus, this is how essential oils can successfully change a person's physical or emotional feeling. Some oils promote feelings of relaxation and calmness in the mind whereas others work with body to reduce aches and pains.

Our Master Clinical Aromatherapist has training in botany, chemistry, physiology, anatomy, energy medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
We know how to effectively and safely blend essential oils and recommend their use, but are not to replace psychological or physical treatment with your physician.

Click here to book online.


Potion Blending Bar Menu

Build a Blend Experience
Immerse your senses in this delightful DIY aromatherapy treat. To begin, choose your favorite base-method of application such as luxurious hand cream, cleansing bath soap, personal roller applicator and more. Next, choose from over 25 essential oils to make the potion uniquely yours with your custom scent. Finally, add any special add-ons - such as colorful shimmer, detoxifying bentonite clay, or a nourishing herbal oil - to complete your potion.
$29.75
20 minutes minimum for experience.
Perfect for: a unique experience, a custom gift, ladies night, date night

Apothecary Blend
A personal potion of oils custom formulated by our Master Clinical Aromatherapist for your unique therapeutic need(s).
$27
15 minutes for potion formulation.
Perfect for: a medical condition that that has unique preferences due to medication, health challenges, scent preferences, or age

 

The Spectacular Now Aromatherapy Custom Blend
Let’s talk. In this session, our Master Clinical Aromatherapist asks questions pertaining to your emotional concerns. Then, with your nose and intuition at the helm, together we create a custom potion of oils made just for you. Your blend may smell just the way you want it to, but it’s also therapy in a bottle, intentionally made with therapeutic oils to give you emotional support.
All blends are to be applied topically and worn regularly. Your blend is custom and is uniquely yours.
$60
45 minutes for experience and potion formulation.
Perfect for: anyone in need of a little support during a time of transition, challenges, creative slumps, tough times, or in need of some inspiration

 

The Animal Spirit Aromatherapy Custom Blend
Let us connect you to the wisdom of your animal spirits, who are already interacting subtly with you. You are never without nature. A particular gift of our Master Clinical Aromatherapist is her ability to enter into the presence of spirit animals, on your behalf, and bring you their wisdom.

She will converse with you, asking you a number of questions that she organizes by chakra issues. She records your responses, and at the end of each group of questions you name the first animal that comes to mind. Is it an arctic fox, ant, antelope? Is it a bear, bat, bumblebee? You will not know the animal until you answer, because as you and the therapist work through the questions, you will draw to you an animal spirit whose purpose is to help you understand your experience and your way forward.

After your session, the Aromatherapist will go into a meditative state to talk to each animal, one each day over the coming week. With respect and admiration, the Aromatherapist listens carefully to what an animal spirit says on your behalf. She may ask your animal questions. She may puzzle over the replies, but record them faithfully. Her job is not to interpret your animals as much as it is to carry their personal message to you. During each meditative session, she connects the animals to an appropriate essential oil ingredient to remind you of their collective wisdom.

When the work is complete, she will print and/or email you the messages that she received from your animal spirits. She will tell you about the relationship of the animals you chose to their chakra groups, and how your own animals approached her conversations with them. Be prepared to be surprised and humbled by their pure desire for your best good. You will also receive your custom Animal Spirit blend composed from the essential oils, flowers essences urged for you by your animal spirits. Wear the oil, and its subtle message will continue the work of the animals for you. Read the messages now and continue to read them because their messages unfold over time.

This consultation is the most intensive practice of the Potion Blending Bar, requiring up to ten hours of direct communication with your animal spirits, and we listen carefully. We know that you will read their wisdom and let it unfold in you. You will wear their scent to remind yourself that you are at the center of their thought and devotion to you.
$80
45-60 minutes for consultation. Finished potion will be completed within 1 week.
Perfect for: those who are drawn to nature, mystery, and the divine; looking for a unique experience.

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Reflexology


Reflexology


Reflexology
The bottom of your feet can reveal a lot about  your past, present and future health. All of your body's organs, systems, and glands correspond like a map to reflexes on your feet. By applying pressure through what feels likes like an incredibly effective foot massage, Reflexology can balance congested energy within your body.

Reflexology is a relaxing way to improve circulation, nerve impulses, and bioelectrical energy while reducing stress and tension throughout the body. We've had remarkable results with migraines, menstrual discomfort, anxiety, insomnia, back pain, and much more, but please note that Reflexology cannot heal specific ailments on command; however, with the understanding of what the client is having trouble with, we can aim our sessions to help heal as much as possible.

Each Reflexology session also includes acupressure, essential oils, a warm sanitizing foot bath, hot stones, and hot towels. 
For couple sessions, call us directly at 240-529-3931

45 minutes
$60.00

60 MINUTES
$85.00

90 MINUTES
$120.00

Book with Chelsea or Jacquie:
Click here to book online

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Anam Cara


Anam Cara


Behind our name:

Anam Cara means “Soul Friend.” Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and Cara is the word for friend. In Celtic tradition, an Anam Cara is a teacher, companion or spiritual guide. With the Anam Cara you can share your innermost self to reveal the hidden intimacies of your life, your mind and your heart. This friendship cuts across all convention to create an act of recognition and belonging that joins souls in an ancient and eternal way.
In everyone’s life, there is a great need for an Anam Cara, a soul friend. In this relationship, you are understood as you are, without mask or pretension. When you are understood, you are at home.
The Anam Cara is a loved one who awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you.


Amye and Chelsea are a mother + daughter team that developed the concept of Anam Cara Apothecary in Fall 2013 when Chelsea joined her mother learning the family business as a Reflexologist. Throughout their careers as practitioners, they would tinker with developing individual essential oil blends based on each of their client's' needs. Together, they opened the humble little business a year later as a pop up shop inside Maven Beauty Bar so they could gauge the public's reactions to their products. A year later, they moved across the street on East Patrick Street, became their very own brick and mortar in July 2015, and have been loving and serving downtown Frederick ever since.

Over the past decade up to the present, Amye has pursued education in botany, chemistry, physiology, anatomy, energy medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is the true Creative backbone and soul of the business. 
Chelsea keeps Amye grounded and the business on track. She has a passion for design, marketing, throwing events, as well as psychology and loves being around people
. Both Amye and Chelsea are a team and could not operate the business to its successful extent without the other person by their sides. 

Customer Feedback


Customer Feedback


 

"Great selection of products and wonderful customer service." - Charisse C

"I LOVE 'Sunshine in a Bottle' oil blend! It's exactly what it says and it turns on the happy vibes as soon as I roll it on! Plus, love supporting local businesses - love that you are a mom and daughter team. Go girls!" - Kimberly H

"Such a cool place." 

"GREAT PLACE GREAT PRODUCTS GREAT PEOPLE!"

"Thoroughly enjoyed my brief visit to your store! Thank you!" - Rebecca F

"The store is very lovely." 

"Thanks so much for all the valuable information and assistance in picking out the appropriate essential oils."

"What wonderful attention we received today! Thank you for sharing your wisdom with your customers!" - Terry S

"Anna Apothecary is always a welcoming place. It's personalized, has a freshness about it, has beautiful products & pertinent classes related to health & wellness."

"Beautiful shop run by beautiful people! Amy is wonderful!" - Lisa C

"It was the 1st time I've been in the shop & the owner was patient, thoughtful & so very helpful. We'll be back!" - Maile B

"It was an amazing first experience." - Pamela S

"As always my service was EXCELLENT! I love going into this establishment! Two women helping other women improve their lives holistically through smell and mind."

"Everything was perfect!! Can’t wait to come back soon :)" - Mai D

"Love the magic." - Patricia N

"I love your shop. Thank you for bringing these products to us." - Amanda P

"Extremely nice shop. Everyone there is very knowledgeable. I love the potions bar! My daughter and I had a great time creating her very own personalized scent. Best addition to downtown Frederick in years!" - Caitlin M

"Very knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly staff/owners. Beautifully decorated shop with great product displays. It was cool to be able to watch the mixing happen right on site in the back of the shop. Where the magic happens. Overall enjoyed my experience, and stayed longer than I initially expected I would. Will definitely recommend with high regards. Will be back. :) Thank you!"

"Loved everything about the shop. Everything was beautifully displayed and easy to understand what its used were for. Cat was the sweetest thing as well. All in all beautiful shop and great employees. Can’t wait to visit again in the near future." - Clinton L

"I've been in the store a few times, but this was the first time I made a purchase. The lady who explained more about the oil I was looking at was not only super helpful and knowledgeable, but also very friendly, and not pushy about making the sale. I'm excited about my purchase and look forward to seeing how it helps. I will be back for another visit soon! Thanks for everything!" - Erika B