Prolonged use brings a risk of burning of the mucous membranes, and possible upset of gut flora. Overconsumption can cause possible liver or kidney toxicity.
The most common uses are Direct inhalation (diffusers, heat, spritzers, steaming, baths); Secondary inhalation (cleaning products, air fresheners); and Topical application (salves, compresses or with massage).
There are many good quality supplements for general health as well as to help control and prevent specific diseases.
When you are ready to add some supplementary services, adding Energetic Therapy and/or acupuncture for releasing blockages, and massage for improved lymph flow are excellent supplements to your healthy diet and exercise program.
There are essential oils that can support kidney health but if you have kidney disease check with your health professional first. Some essential oils should only be used short term for anyone as they can be challenging on the kidneys. Examples include black pepper, fennel, juniper, and tarragon