Anam Cara Apothecary

113 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701


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.
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


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.


Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

August Event:

I wanna hold your Hand!
Thursday, August 2nd

5:30-7:30 P.M.
Click here for tickets

Join us at the Potion Blending Bar for an evening of brewing magic and pampering.

To begin the evening, enjoy a glass of complimentary champagne and take a seat at the Potion Blending Bar, where you'll customize your very own Sugar Scrub with Amye, our Master Clinical Aromatherapist. Choose from 25 different essential oil scents, shimmer, natural coloring, etc. to make the scrub uniquely yours.
Remember! Aromatherapy may smell good, but it's also THERAPEUTIC. We can help guide you in making a scrub that helps boost your mood, calm anxiety, or targets cellulite and BLEMISHED skin.

Next, enjoy your new scrub while our team of Reflexologists massage your hands and arms. We can target points in your hands to improve sleep, sinus congestion, digestion and more. We use our signature Green Cream on your hands, which is perfect for healing eczema and dry skin. We conclude our time with you with hot towels for the hands.

This event will be on a bit of a schedule, so please choose the time that works best for you in the tickets listed! We can ACCOMMODATE groups of 2 at a time.




Essential Oils: how they work

Immediately upon smelling an essential oil - which are volatile liquids distilled from wood, grasses, flowers, resin, etc. - the membrane transports a message to the limbic system in the brain, which is the seat of emotions memories. The brain then releases antibodies 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.




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. 

45 minutes



Book with Chelsea or Jacquie:
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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.