Warts can be annoying and frustrating. No matter how much money you've spent on dermatologists to get them removed, they just keep growing back.
That may sound hopeless, but after a few experiments, I finally found some cheap and permanent options to get rid of warts. Among them, using essential oils for wart removal is the best. It's natural, safe and unbelievably fast.
The Top Essential Oils for Warts
The following essential oils will burn off warts, kill the human papillomavirus (HPV) and speed the healing process quickly:
1. Cypress essential oil
Thanks to its powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, Cypress essential oil is extremely useful for killing bacteria and preventing infections on the skin. For wart removal, we only recommend using it with a carrier oil. Apply the mixture directly on the affected areas 2-3 times/day. If you have a sensitive skin, always do a skin patch test first.
- Avoid using the oil on children under 6 and pregnant women.
2. Lemon essential oil
This oil is excellent for wart treatment since it has a strong antiviral property. For the best result, apply Lemon oil (in its purest form) directly to the warts, let it soak in without any shoes or clothes covered for at least 10 minutes. Do 1-2 times/day.
- Avoid the oil or dilute it with a carrier oil if your skin is sensitive. It is not recommended for children under
6 month old, pregnant and breastfeeding women.
3. Oregano essential oil
This well-known perennial herb in an oil form has been widely reported to be a perfect alternative treatment to warts and verruca. The "
- It is not recommended for pregnant, breastfeeding women, people with diabetes and those who are allergic to Lamiaceae plants.
4. Frankincense essential oil
Frankincense is most used as a topical treatment for many skin conditions, including warts because of its astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is generally safe for external use, so you can apply it directly to the affected areas. Remember to cover the areas with a bandage to minimize the spread of warts.
5. Tea Tree essential oil
Tea tree oil is loaded with several properties that are beneficial to skin problems. Its antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal will make your annoying warts go away within a week. It is a must have in your wart removal kit! You can use the oil undiluted, though you might want to do a skin patch test first.
6. Clove essential oil
Clove oil contains eugenol, the main substances that contributes to its broad-spectrum antiviral and antimicrobial properties. This make clove one of the best essential oils for warts. Besides, it also has a numbing effect that is helpful if you have painful warts. When treating warts, you can apply the oil (in its purest form) directly onto the warts. Do this once a day for a week and you will see your warts start to shrink up and fall off.
- Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children as it can cause burning, redness and itchiness.
7. Myrrh essential oil
Myrrh is one of the most used oils to treat wounds and prevent infections. It is antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal. Mix the oil with jojoba oil or olive oil for the best result. Apply daily.
- Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, people who are using anticoagulants.
8. Cinnamon Bark essential oil
What makes Cinnamon Bark different than other oils is its high antioxidants property, which is extremely effective at fighting and preventing infections. The oil itself also has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic properties to combat warts but it's better to mix with other essential oils.
9. Lavender essential oil
Although it is an anti-microbial and antiseptic oil, Lavender won't work
- Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Do not use on young boys who have not yet reached their puberty.
10. Chamomile essential oil
The skin benefits of Chamomile come from its strong anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic power. To balance the burning and possible reaction of other oils, we usually add Chamomile. It soothes rash, irritation, and redness within seconds.
- Avoid using Roman Chamomile (even on skin) when you are pregnant as it can cause miscarrige.
11. Eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus essential oil appears in many skin and health remedies because of its ability to offer antioxidant protection and prevention from some common viruses. In addition, it also works as a natural pain reliever to the wart areas. For wart removal, apply the oil directly to the affected areas without diluting it.
- Avoid using eucalyptus for children under 10.