Every once in a while, something really gets under our skin! The kind of thing that rankles, annoys, and sometimes hurts. And for some reason, it can take way too long to be rid of it!
What happens when that something is on your skin? And it’s having the same effect on you—it hurts, is annoying, and yes, can be embarrassing too! And to top it off, everyone has a suggestion on how to kill those dreaded warts, yet their own refuse to leave and stay away.
How Essential Oils Helps Combat Warts
Essential oils containing monoterpene compounds help save the day when you are faced with warts. Some have antiviral properties, combatting viral invasion if the first place!
They aid cleansing action to ward off viruses and other potential infections, and support your system to keep inflammation and pain at bay.
Infections with wart-making viruses can occur when our immune system is weakened. There are essential oils that support healthy immune function and offer you refreshing options to promote immune system health throughout your day!
Warts are not only unwelcome, they can downright hurt! Essential oils pain-relieving actions are truly welcome when warts cause pain and interfere with what you have to do.
And finally, essential oils have relaxing properties to calm your jangled nerves as you wait for warts to leave. This can so help one’s warn-thin patience!
Best Essential Oils For Warts
1. Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Tea tree oil has been used for generations for its antiseptic and antiviral properties. It is uplifting and power-packed with active ingredients. The components that result in beneficial actions are monoterpenes. This lovely oil stimulates your immune system, offering extra aid when dealing with a warty infection.
Tea tree blends with lavender, eucalyptus, thyme and oregano, other oils that ward off wart-causing viruses.
Consider trying this nail care routine for its antiseptic action that cleanses, protects, and thwarts nasty microbes. Using tea tree in this manner prompts an immune reaction as the oil irritates your skin. Your body quickly creates a defense reaction, sending white blood cells such as macrophages to the area, surrounding the irritation. This amazing sequence overpowers the viral invaders!
Gently rub undiluted tea tree oil into your cuticles. When the tissue around a nail is infected, dab with tea tree oil two to three times a day. Dilute the oil for nail care if you desire. You may feel a bit of burning because of the oil’s action when applying to an inflamed area.
2 Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)
Lemon oil’s properties include its antiseptic cleansing action, the ability to give your immune system a welcome boost, and also rid your system of toxins. It is an astringent too, tightening your skin and increasing its protective functions.
These beneficial actions are associated with limonene, a monoterpene compound.
Lemon oil blends with lavender, eucalyptus, thyme and frankincense to keep warts away.
Let lemon oil be your champion cleaning agent around the house: Use a spray bottle filled with 1 cup of water. Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar and 60-80 drops of lemon essential oil. Spray away, every day!
Note: Lemon oil is volatile, having a short shelf life. Please get a new batch after using for six months.
3. Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum vulgare)
Oregano’s properties include its antiviral and antioxidant actions, warding off infection and helping to rid toxins. These occur because of carvacrol, a fast-acting monoterpene compound, and one that is beneficial when living with warts.
Oregano oil blends with tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, and thyme oils.
Consider this care combination when you’ve had it with warts and need a pick-me-up: Fill a basin with warm water, adding a blend of 10 drops oregano essential oil and 1 teaspoon honey (or milk). Soak your hands or feet for 15 to 20 minutes, relaxing as you do so. Dry gently with a soft towel. This is a good time to assess any changes in the warts.
4. Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii)
Frankincense is calming, adding a stress-relieving benefit when you have painful, irritating warts. Its action is because of its terpene structure that promotes warming along with antisepsis.
Frankincense blends well with these other essential oils that offer support during a wart outbreak: lavender and lemon.
Frankincense essential oil is comforting to hurt or damaged skin. To make a simple compress: Fill a bowl with hot water and add a few drops of oil. Immerse a hand towel and wring out. Apply to the affected area such as your hands. Cover with a dry towel to insulate.
Keep compress in place as long as you feel warmth.
5. Thyme Essential Oil (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme oil is antiviral, helping to fend off viruses in a wart or those on the surface of your skin. This disinfecting quality helps to quell the spread of warts.
Thyme blends with other essential oils when preventing or eliminating warts: lemon, lavender, tea tree, oregano and eucalyptus.
Draw a nice warm tub and light a few scented candles. Drop a blend of 5 drops thyme and 2 tablespoons whole milk into the water. Ease yourself in, taking some nice slow breaths. Stay in the bath for 20 minutes, renewing the water’s warmth as needed.
6. Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lavender is anti-inflammatory and known to repel viruses and bacteria. The oil is analgesic, offering you relief when warts are painful or causing general discomfort.
Lavender can be blended with eucalyptus, tea tree, oregano and thyme for wart care.
Lavender foot care for plantar warts is a simply lovely way to let your feet know you care! And think of how this oil’s lovely aroma is a relief for those of us who have occasional foot odor.
Lavender can be applied neat by placing a couple of drops on a cloth. Then dabble it on the plantar warts. Use a new cloth and oil drops to dab it on any areas you suspect new warts may be growing.
Repeat twice a day, cleansing your feet before the next application.
7. Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus)
Eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions, good allies when warts are on the rampage! These are pluses that help to ward off the wart-causing virus.
Eucalyptus blends with these other essential oils used for wart support: lavender, lemon, thyme, oregano and tea tree.
A eucalyptus bath will sooth you as it bestows its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory gifts. Prepare your bath by: Drawing a tub of warm water and adding a blend of 5 to 12 drops of oil and 1 tablespoon honey or whole milk. Soak for 20 minutes, replenishing water for warmth.
If the warts are on your face, gently rinse it with a soft cloth during your bath. Using a circular motion helps to rid top layers of warts and encourage oil absorption into your skin.
How To Use Essential Oils For Warts
Using essential oils for overall skin care is soothing as well as protective. Here are a few worry-not methods to put warts in the past!
Keep-Me-Handy Liquid Soap
Making your own hand soap is a creative way to protect your skin with essential oils’ antiviral and immune system boosting actions!
- 8 ounce/240 cc foaming soap dispenser
- 5 ounces/150 cc of distilled water
- 2 tablespoons/30 cc liquid castile soap
- 1 teaspoon/5 cc avocado carrier oil
- 5 drops tea tree
- 5 drops lavender
- 5 drops eucalyptus
Blend the soap and oils well, and add the water. Add this mixture to your soap dispenser.
- 5 drops tea tree
- 5 drops lemon
Create a simple blend of equal drops of tea tree and lemon oils. keep the blend in a glass jar. Place two drops of the blend on a band-aid and adhere securely over wart.
Change twice daily, washing the wart thoroughly each time. Continue this practice—with patience, as it may take weeks to resolve!
Wart-Me-Worry Moisturizing Oil
Use a gentle mixture to moisturize dry skin, thus preventing cracks and itchy areas.
- 1 cup of carrier oil such as Avocado (good for dry skin).
- 5 drops tea tree
- 5 drops geranium.
Blend and mix oils evenly. Keep the blend in a dark glass jar. Apply a small amount to your affected skin, massaging gently to absorb all of the blend’s goodness!
Wart Cautions To Support Your Well being
There are a couple of times when it is wise to see your health care practitioner to get a wart opinion.
- One such case is with genital warts—don’t wait! These can lead to cervical cancer so if you think you have them or have been exposed to them, please have an appointment right away.
- Warts are typically benign though some can become precancerous. If a wart keeps returning, bleeds, changes appearance, or plain old worries you a lot, consider seeing your physician.
- Remember to turn to your essential oils for support and care in the meantime.
- Warts seem to come out of nowhere and then persist for far too long. And the HPV virus types that cause them seem to lurk almost everywhere.
- The antiviral, immune boosting, and analgesic properties of essential oils can protect your skin defenses and aid you with ridding these annoying and painful growths.
- Essential oil use keeps you company while you patiently wait for warts to go away.
- These essential oils contribute to refreshing, healthy surroundings!
- You can make essential oil blends that support your immune system and are uplifting.
- Wart-away support methods vary from comforting soaks to band-aid aids.