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:
Tuesday - Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday - Monday

Reopening Tuesday


Our Potions

Our Potions

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

Click here to view Our Potions, ingredients, and our online store.


Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

Carving Runes into Crystals
in creative collaboration with Moonhaven School of Magic

May 18th 2019
Morning SEssion: 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $60
All Day session: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $110

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MoonHaven School of Magic visits Anam Cara Apothecary to offer a one-of-a-kind workshop collaboration this spring!

Join us to learn the energetic properties of crystals and the magical properties of Norse Runes (an ancient alphabet of symbols that are used for divination and spiritual study), and carve your own runic design onto a crystal of your choice. In the morning portion of this workshop, Amye (from Anam Cara) and Julie (from MoonHaven) will impart to you their knowledge of the properties of crystals and runes, and discuss how these mediums can be blended together to create personalized energetic signatures.

We will examine how these different energetic qualities can be useful to you in your spiritual practice or everyday life. If you decide to stay for the afternoon portion of the event, you will have the opportunity to select a crystal of your choice and carve it with a rune that resonates with your personal intention. This rune crystal will be a talisman that you can take home with you and use in your personal practice of energy work, meditation, manifestation, and more! Lastly, the final hour of the workshop will be a quiet ritual in which we will use essential oils, or the more traditional red ochre pigment, to anoint the rune talisman that you have made, and using meditative techniques, we will impart your intention in to the talisman to help you manifest the energies that you need in your life.

We are so excited to share this unique experience with you!

Crystal Grids and the 9 Palaces

Saturday, June 22nd 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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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




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.
20 minutes minimum for experience.
Perfect for: a unique experience, a custom gift, ladies night, date night


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

Crystal Grid Party
Crystal grids are a powerful energy tool to use when manifesting your desires, goals and intentions. The difference between using individual stones versus a crystal grid is that the power of a crystal grid comes from the union of energies created between the healing stones, sacred geometry and your intention. The combination of the power of crystals in a geometric pattern greatly strengthens your focused intention to manifest results much quicker.
After instruction on how to make a crystal grid and some science of crystals from certified Crystal Healer Amye Clark, she will doing an interpretation of each guest’s grid.
$60 for groups up to 8 guests.
1 hour for 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. 
For couple sessions, call us directly at 240-529-3931

45 minutes


REflexology + Acupressure

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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." 


"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.”