113 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
113 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
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.
20 minutes minimum for experience.
Perfect for: a unique experience, a custom gift, ladies night, date night
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.
"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.”