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Essential Oils for Warts (14 Natural Quick Acting Remedies)

Warts. Disgusting, nasty little things that can spread everywhere. About ten years ago I had what you would call an outbreak of warts. It started off with just one on my hand, then it was two, and then there were 5. It was absolutely horrifying and completely embarrassing, I was mortified. I felt like I was some creepy character from a Disney movie. At first I attempted to take a knife and just cut them off, but unsurprisingly, this was quite painful.  I next attempted to try a remedy that involved duct tape which entailed keeping taping it over the warts for a few days and then ripping it off. This also did not work very well.

I’m writing this post because since that time I have learned of a variety of ways that you can get rid of warts through the use of Essential Oils and several other natural remedies. I am proud to say that I am wart free today! I hope you will find these helpful. However please be aware that there is not necessarily a one size fits all wart removal strategy, it might take two to three remedies before you will get rid of them.

 

What Kind of Wart Do You Have?

  • Genital – Most infamous and least favorite kind for good reason.
  • Common – These types most often form on the finger and hands.
  • Flat Warts – These can pretty much grow anywhere on the body and are just like their name; flatter and smaller than common warts.
  • Plantar – Grow on the bottom of the feet and are often much thicker and larger.
  • Periungual – These warts are small in nature and will grow around the Toe and Fingernails.
  • Filiform – This type is long and and thin and the color is slightly different than your regular skin.

 

What Causes Warts & How to Prevent Them

Warts are brought on due to a virus called HPV or Human Papillomavirus. There are more than 100 known variations of this virus and different strains will bring about different types of warts. Because of the fact this it is a virus it can spread very easily. They can even spread with person-to-person contact. Below are a few tips to help you prevent the contracting or spread of warts.

  1. Wash your hands regularly.
  2. Keep your feet dry and wear shoes in public areas.
  3. Stop biting your nails.
  4.  Improve your Immune System.
  5. Keep wart covered with clean bandages.

7 Best Essential Oils for Warts:

  • Clove
  • Tea Tree
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemon
  • Lavender
  • Cypress
  • Cinnamon Bark

Essential Oil Recipe Mix

  • 7 regular size drops of Lemon Essential Oil.
  • 7 regular size drops of Lavender Essential Oil.
  • 7 regular sized drops of Cypress Essential Oil.

Mix ingredients and store in dark colored bottle. Apply directly to the wart 2-3 times daily until gone.

Note: If using for children it is recommended that you dilute this mixture with a common carrier oil.

Alternative Natural Remedies

 Quick Tip – Before attempting any of the remedies below is it recommended that you first use either a pumice stone or a nail filler to scrape of the first layer of the wart. That way when you apply one of the treatments below the remedy will more easily be able to enter the affected area and will begin working faster.  
  • Garlic – Cut a small piece of fresh garlic and rub along the surface of the wart. Be sure to coat it thoroughly. I recommend massaging it over the wart for about 2-5 minutes. Next take the piece of garlic and position it directly over the wart. Wrap a piece of tape around it and keep it there for several hours. After 3-5 days you should see the wart start to shrink in size. Apply this method daily until it has completely disappeared.
  • Bee Propolis – Bee Propolis can effectively be used in two different ways. The first is consumption. Bee Propolis contain natural antioxidants that work to boost the bodies immune system. The second is by using a few drops daily of Bee Propolis Tincture directly to the surface of the wart. Both have been shown to be very effective in treating warts.
  • Aloe Vera – Not only is Aloe Vera healthy to eat but it also contains many healing properties that can be applied to a multitude of skin problems. My recommendation would be to purchase a small plant which can be found at your local garden store. Simply cut a piece of a leaf off and open it up to where the gel of the plant is exposed. Rub this on the wart several times per day and then cover with a bandage or gauges. After a few days you should see it start to shrink.
  • Baking Soda & Castor Oil – Baking Soda is one of those household items that you must keep stocked at all times. Due to its versatility it can be used over 25 different remedies. For wart removal, simply mix a small amount of baking soda and castor oil (vinegar can also be used) together in a small bowl or cup in order to make a paste. Apply directly to the area and then wrap carefully with a bandage. It is recommended that you let it dry for about 5-10 minutes before placing on the bandage.
  • Pineapple – Contained within this delicious fruit is an enzyme known as Bromelain. This particular enzyme is especially good at breaking down harmful proteins. Simply cut a piece of the pineapple peel and apply it to the affected area. Wrap with a bandage and leave on for at least 8 hours. Repeat this step until the wart is removed. Another remedy involving pineapple is to soak the area in pineapple juice several times per day.
  • Bananas – This beloved fruit is not only one of the healthiest in the world, but it also contains powerful antioxidants as well as the enzyme, Proteolytic. Applying a banana peel several times a day with a bandage has been proven to be a potent remedy against this virus.
  • Honey – Not all Honey is created equal here. My recommendation for this is Manuka Honey. Many homeopathic doctors and even some hospitals will swear by it due to the amazing antibacterial and antifungal properties. To use this method take a small amount to the affected area and cover with a bandage. Repeat several times a day for 2-3 weeks.
  • Vitamin C – Crushed pills mixed with water or Vitamin C Serum have been reported by many people as being as having positive results. Apply either method several times a day until you have achieved satisfactory results.
  • Basil – When you have a wart, you have a virus. This means that you need something with anti-viral properties. Basil just happens to be chalk full of them. As a natural remedy take a few basil leaves and mash them up until they can form some sort of paste. Place directly over the wart and wrap carefully with a bandage. Change paste and bandage once per day until the wart has disappeared. Normally takes 1-3 weeks.
  • Potato’s – The reason for the effectiveness of this remedy is not quite known. However people have still used with great success for hundreds of years. Similar to the other remedies just cut a slice of the potato and apply directly to the area. Wrap with bandage, rinse after 8-12 hours and repeat until gone.
  • Dandelions – These aren’t your typical weed. The milk found within the Dandelion contains helpful medicinal properties. To get rid of your warts, pluck a dandelion and place the head of the flower directly onto the area, squeeze in order to retrieve the milk. Wrap the area with a band aid and repeat the process daily.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – ACV is highly acidic and will attack the wart head on. Dip a cotton ball in ACV and then wrap it around the area with a bandage. Repeat process daily. The wart will begin to blacken and will eventually fall off. Be aware that the area may become red, irritated and possibly swollen. This is due to the high acid content in the Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • Urine – Yep, this one is pretty gross, but it does work. Because urine is sterile and contains what’s known as Uric Acid, it is quite effective as a treatment. Take a small cotton ball dipped in urine, apply to the area and wrap fully with a large bandage. Leave overnight and repeat this step until the wart is gone.
  • Milkweed – Do not consume and keep out of reach of children. If taken orally it can be toxic. Keep away from eyes. Apply a small portion of the sap from the Milkweed to the area and as always wrap carefully with a bandage. Repeat the process until it has been completely dissolved.

It’s important to know that not everyones body reacts to wart treatments the same way. It is recommended that you pick one treatment and stay consistent with it for at least one week. If you do not see a reduction in the size it might be best to switch to a different remedy.

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4211483/

http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-warts2.htm

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