According to TCM, autumn is the time of the lungs and large intestine. Some essential oils that are therapeutic for the lungs include rosemary, eucalyptus, myrrh, frankincense and cedar wood. Inhale once or twice for a sense of inner peace.
Essential oils that are therapeutic for the large intestine include black pepper, cardamom, ginger and orange. A few drops of each in an ounce of unscented cream rubbed on the chest can be a warming treat. Oils such as thyme and oregano may also ward off pesky colds. But keep in mind that thyme and oregano may irritate the skin if not sufficiently diluted.
Oils with antidepressant qualities, for the “winter blues” are citrus oils such as grapefruit, bergamot, lemon and lime. “They have antidepressant therapeutic properties, people generally take one sniff and feel light, uplifted and refreshed.”