Having a wart can be a source of embarrassment, but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of remedies that can be highly effective for getting rid of warts. However, I always turn to a more natural approach when it comes to my skin. Check them out and keep reading this article.
1. Tea Tree Oil
By applying this oil, it will halt the infection and the development of fungi and bacteria to reduce inflammation, redness, and irritation. It will stop their growth and dry them out so they’ll naturally fall off.
To use it to get rid of warts first, wash your hands and the area around the wart thoroughly. Then, apply a drop of pure tea tree oil to the wart. Place a bandage over it and leave it on for at least eight hours, or ideally, overnight. In the morning, remove the bandage and clean the area. Repeat the process, placing a fresh bandage on at night again. Continue to follow this process until the wart disappears or falls off.
2. Oregano essential oil
To use oregano oil to eliminate warts, add 4 drops to 2 teaspoons of olive oil first to dilute it, while still maintaining the integrity of the oil. Apply the mixture four to six times throughout the day. You can also place tape over the wart to prevent it from getting oxygen and inhibit growth. After a week or so, you should notice the wart beginning to diminish.
3. Lemongrass essential oil
As you can see, there are a number of essential oils that are great for eliminating warts, and lemongrass essential oil is another one of them. Studies have shown that it can effectively eliminate the herpes simplex type 1 virus, which is the one that causes cold sores, so it’s not all that surprising that it makes an excellent wart treatment as well. While it hasn’t been tested specifically for warts, many find that it is very effective, and it makes a good alternative if you don’t want to experience the burning sensation of oregano essential oil.
4. Thyme essential oil
Thyme oil will cause the surface of the wart to die, and within a few days, you should see that the wart is covered with dead skin. You can rub them off in the shower using a pumice stone.
Once you have pumiced all of that dead skin on the surface of the wart away, the dead skin on the surface of the wart, re-apply the thyme essential oil after bathing. Soaking in the bath awhile helps to soften a callus to make it easier to remove. Ideally, you should do this three or more times a week, and gradually, it will kill the surface of the wart until no more of it remains.