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6 Best Essential Oil To Get Rid Of Warts

Warts are cauliflower like growths on the hands and legs caused by HPV virus infection. The virus enters the skin through a cut and infects the upper layer of the skin. People regardless of age and gender can get warts. However, people with weakened immune system are more susceptible to the HPV infection. Warts are contagious and can easily spread from person to person. In some cases warts disappear naturally, especially in children. However, in adults warts do not go away easily. To get rid of the warts, you can use essential oils with antiviral property that helps in killing the virus.

The Following Essential Oils Can Be Used As Remedy For Warts.

1. Tea Tree Oil

The antiviral property of tea tree oil makes it a suitable remedy for warts [1] . Before going to bed, put a drop of undiluted tea tree oil on the wart and cover the area with a bandage. Leave it on overnight. Next morning remove the bandage and clean the area. Repeat it in the night. With regular application, the wart can disappear within a few weeks.

Tea Tree Oil

2. Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano essential oil is a powerful antiviral [2] . The undiluted essential oil can be applied directly to the wart or you can make a salve with other natural antiviral ingredients. To prepare the wart removal salve you will need ¼-cup coconut oil, two teaspoons of activated charcoal, two teaspoons of beeswax and 15 drops oregano essential oil. Use a double boiler to melt the beeswax and coconut oil. Remove the pan from the heat and add the activated charcoal and oregano essential oil. Stir well and allow the mixture to cool. Apply a small amount of the salve on the wart and cover it with a bandage. Once a day, remove the bandage, wash the area and reapply the salve and a new bandage.

 Oregano Essential Oil

3. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is an effective remedy for wart. Apply a drop of undiluted lemon essential oil to the wart and cover with a bandage [3] . Repeat daily for two weeks. You can also blend lemon essential oil with thyme essential oil. To 10ml carrier oil, add six drops of lemon essential oil and 4 drops of thyme essential oil. Apply the oil mixture to the wart daily for two weeks.

 Lemon Essential Oil

4. Clove Oil

Clove oil is known for its powerful antiviral and antiseptic properties [4] . When the undiluted oil is applied to the wart it helps in killing the virus that helps dissolve the wart. Dab pure clove essential oil on the wart two to three times a day. However, pure clove essential oil can irritate the skin. Therefore, apply the essential oil carefully so that it does not get on the surrounding skin.

Clove Oil

5. Lavender Essential Oil

You can even use lavender oil to eliminate warts [5] . Place one to two drops of undiluted lavender essential oil onto the wart and cover the area with a bandage. Apply daily until the wart disappears. To repair the damaged skin and minimize risk of recurrent infection, mix lavender essential oil with wheat germ oil or vitamin E oil and apply the oil mixture daily to the affected area.

Lavender Essential Oil

6. Cedar Essential Oil

Cedar essential oil can help in getting rid of stubborn warts [6] . With cotton swab or toothpick apply the undiluted essential oil directly onto the wart. It burns the wart. As cedar essential oil is a skin irritant use this essential oil carefully.

 Cedar Essential Oil