The benefits and blessings of essential oils are almost countless; ranking high among these benefits is the ability of certain essential oils for warts removal. If you are struggling with a wart, there is no need to put up with it indefinitely. With the correct and persistent application of certain essential oils, you can look forward to happily shedding your warts in due course. There are a variety of methods and procedures which people recommend for warts, but the great thing about essential oils is that they are completely natural. They’re also gentler than surgery or cryotherapy (burning your warts off).
These are ten essential oils that can effectively remove warts. They are known to actually work.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil originated in Australia. It has in recent times become renowned worldwide for its amazing qualities. It is not only an antiseptic, but also anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antiviral. This makes it an ideal choice for treating warts; naturally removing them from your skin. Simply apply the tea tree oil onto your wart each day. Keep it covered with a bandage. Within about two weeks you could expect the wart to disappear.
Another highly effective essential oil for removing warts is Oregano. This versatile oil contains two active ingredients, namely carvacrol and thymol, which work to combat harmful bacteria and viruses. Oregano can improve your overall health and wellness as well as being a great treatment for warts. Some people may experience a slight skin irritation. Other than that, there are no other known side effects. Use it the same way you would use TTO.
Clove oil is a close relative of tea tree oil and has similar healing properties. It is a strong antiviral substance which targets the virus causing the warts. Clove oil also has anesthetic qualities that helps relieve any pain associated with the wart. All you need to do is place one drop of clove oil directly onto your wart. Then cover it securely with a clean bandage. Repeat this process daily until the wart goes away.
Lemon oil is an antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral essential oil. It is gentler than tea tree oil but equally effective. Plus, you get a much more pleasant smell in comparison to TTO and other essential oils. The astringent properties of lemon oil cause the wart to shrink up as the virus is killed.
When you apply the lemon oil drops onto your wart, be careful. Do not expose the area to direct sunlight as there can be some photosensitivity which could result in sunburn. Keep putting on the drops each day until the wart shrinks away and disappears completely.
When it comes to natural treatments for warts, thyme essential oil is one of the best known and loved. The efficacy of its antiviral properties reaches even as far as targeting drug-resistant skin viruses. Thyme oil should not be used by pregnant women or those who suffer from high blood pressure. It should also not be used on children.
The sweet smelling aroma of lavender is one of the most popular and widely used essential oils. Although it is gentle and calming, lavender nevertheless contains both antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. These beneficial properties combat skin viruses such as the one that causes warts to grow. As with the other essential oils, place a drop of lavender oil directly onto your wart. Protect the treated area with a clean bandage. Repeat this process daily until your wart no longer exists.
The benefits of cinnamon essential oil are many and varied, including the treatment of warts. Cinnamon stabilizes blood sugars and combats infections caused by viruses such as the HPV wart virus. You may want to dilute it though as it can cause some irritation in the nasal passages if used undiluted.
Rosemary can provide a soothing effect on painful warts, and help remove them. Apply it directly onto the wart. However, if you happen to be pregnant, or if you are epileptic then avoid using rosemary oil.
If you have eucalyptus oil, you might do well to use it on your warts. But remember to dilute it first. Apply the diluted oil directly onto the warts every day. Keep it covered with a bandage. Eucalyptus essential oil contains healing properties such as antiseptic and antiviral agents. They prevent the spread of infections and help the skin to heal.
Cypress essential oil works gently on your skin while eliminating your warts. Its antiseptic and astringent properties cause the wart to shrink before disappearing altogether while gently healing the exposed skin. Simply place a drop of cypress oil onto your wart every day. Continue application until the wart is gone.
Blends and Combinations
The ten essential oils described above are effective in themselves for treating warts, but you may like to try a blend or combination. As in, use several essential oils together to help boost the effect.
For a gentle blend, mix together equal amounts of the following three essential oils:
- grapefruit seed extract
Apply the mixture to your wart several times per day until it is gone.
If you want a stronger blend, mix:
- take one tablespoon of jojoba oil as a carrier
- lemongrass oil (2 drops)
- of tea tree oil (2 drops)
- manuka oil (2 drops)
- eucalyptus oil (2 drops)
Don’t feel like going through the hassle of mixing essential oils? Don’t sweat it. There are plenty of pre-blended essential oils you can buy to remove warts. H-warts is a good one. I’m sure you can find others if you look for them.
Once your wart has fallen off, it’s good to continue applying an antiviral oil, or ointment for about two weeks. Doing so will help the area heal completely. It also helps prevent another wart from growing in the same place.
The following combination is good for an after care blend:
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 6 drops of lavender oil
- 6 drops of tea tree oil.
Now that you know about the best essential oils for warts, it’s time to try them. Remember to be patient; your wart didn’t develop overnight, so don’t expect it to disappear that fast either. You have to be patient and persistent. In due time, you will be free of those warts.