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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



Aromatherapy 101: Winterproof your Body & Home

Saturday, January 12 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$150
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In this class, we'll have a special focus on the best essential oils to use to treat and prevent the common cold and flu. Each student takes home essential oils.
"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 everyday lives for balance and wellness. You will also learn how to blend the oils safely and take home your very own blend.
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
Owner of Anam Cara Apothecary, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer, Certified Reflexologist

The Science of Crystals

Friday, January 18 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$50
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For centuries, crystals and stones have been used to help cure ailments, protect against illness, disease, and injury; to provide mental balance and stability, and for spiritual purposes. But how do they work?

Certain stones and crystals act as conduits for healing by allowing positive energies to flow from the stone to the body, while the body releases negative energy into the stones. At the turn of the century, Nikola Tesla, a renowned inventor, electrical & mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, declared all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own frequency and vibration and proved how certain forms of energy can alter the vibrational resonance of other forms of energy. This is why many continue to believe in the power of crystals and other stones in healing practices.
Topics we'll cover…
1. The chemistry and geometry of crystals - which makes up its medicinal aspects - and how our bodies respond to that science 
2. Where to place stones on your body and in the house for desired outcomes
3. How stones can be used in a micro or macro way
4. How they channel energy to help achieve physical and emotional support
Class will be taught by Amye Clark
Owner of Anam Cara Apothecary, Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Crystal Grid Workshop

Saturday, January 19 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$30
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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
Owner of Anam Cara Apothecary, Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Build your own Face Oil

Saturday, February 9th 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$125
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Come for a day of play and creativity at our Potion Blending Bar, where you can mix and blend different oils to create your perfect custom Face Oil, specially designed for your skin’s needs.
Our body produces oil naturally, but aging, hormonal imbalance, and environmental damage can decrease production significantly. The skin needs oil to maintain a healthy balance, otherwise, it gets too dry which can cause breakouts, fine lines, and wrinkles. Using a facial oil helps keep moisture in the skin while protecting it from the environmental damage.
Face oils work with every skin type (yes, even if you have oily or blemish-prone skin). So what kind will you create?
Class will be taught by Amye Clark
Owner of Anam Cara Apothecary, Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

source: Ling Chan, Ling Skin Care

How to use Crystals in Healing Therapy

Friday, FebruAry 15th 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$50
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Calling all bodyworkers!
Certain stones and crystals act as conduits for healing by allowing positive energies to flow from the stone to the body, while the body releases negative energy into the stones.
At the turn of the century, Nikola Tesla, a renowned inventor, electrical & mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, declared all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own frequency and vibration and proved how certain forms of energy can alter the vibrational resonance of other forms of energy. This is why many continue to believe in the power of crystals and other stones in healing practices.
Topics we'll cover…
1. The chemistry and geometry of crystals - which makes up its medicinal aspects - and how our bodies respond to that science 
2. The best stones to used for anxiety, insomnia, fertility, etc.
3. How stones can be used on your clients
4. How they channel energy to help achieve physical and emotional support 
Class will be taught by Amye Clark
Owner of Anam Cara Apothecary, Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Archetypes & Us

Saturday, February 23rd 2019
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$65
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The concept of an archetype appears in areas relating to behavior, modern psychological theory, and literary analysis.
An archetype can be: a statement, pattern of behavior, or prototype which other statements, patterns of behavior, and objects copy or emulate.
In this class, you will explore who your 12 archetypes are (and have been since birth), and how to tap into their wisdom and guidance of your life. This class is about stepping into your power and igniting your soul to fulfill the purpose you have chosen.
The class will then blend an aromatherapy potion based on their archetypes to enhance the experience.
Class will be taught by Amye Clark
Owner of Anam Cara Apothecary, Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Aromatherapy 101: Create & Understand an Essential Oil
First Aid Kit

Saturday, March 2nd 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$150
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In this class, we'll have a special focus on essential oils best for cuts, scrapes, wounds, etc. Each student takes home their own kit.

"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 everyday lives for balance and wellness. You will also learn how to blend the oils safely and take home your very own blend.
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
Owner of Anam Cara Apothecary, Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Crystal Grids and the 9 Palaces

Saturday, March 9th 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$50
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In this workshop we’ll teach you how to construct and use crystal grids to balance the 9 Palaces.
The understanding of the 9 palaces comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine And Feng Shui.  Each palace is an area of our growth and journey. The understanding is taught with use of a type of crystal grid.  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 to help us with our Nine Palaces.
The Nine Palaces are considered the nine primary areas of life where we humans struggle and seek satisfaction. They are a reflection of our health and sense of sovereignty over our lives. Having control over the Nine Palaces, and over the areas of our life that they govern, gives us control over our lives and, the Chinese say, over our destiny.
Class will be taught by Amye Clark
Owner of Anam Cara Apothecary, Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

Magical Mother Nature | a 9 week class series

every Saturday, March 16 - May 11 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$750

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 9 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.
Each week will cover a new topic:
1. Traditional Chinese Medicine theory
2. Herbs
3. Shamanism
4. Chakras
5. The Science of Gems and Crystals
6. Essential Oil Potion Blending
7. The 9 Palaces
8. Divination
9. Creating Oil Tinctures and Herbal Infusions
Class will be taught by Amye Clark
Owner of Anam Cara Apothecary, Certified Reflexologist, Master Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Crystal Healer

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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.


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

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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
$55.00

60 MINUTES
$80.00

REflexology + Acupressure
90 MINUTES
$110.00


call us at 240-529-3931
Email us at Anamcaraapothecary@gmail.com
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

"Anam 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

“Absolutely lovely store. I found raw stones at very reasonable prices. I will be a frequent visitor.” - Kathya J.

“I absolutely love Anam Cara. Amye has a wealth of knowledge and creates amazing potions.”