We are looking to solve things on our own and warts CAN be fixed at home, just as easily as at the doctor’s office. Essential oils warts will get them removed in a jiffy!
Warts. They are so nasty. And that’s coming from someone who’s seen a lot of nastiest in her 19 years as a nurse. But, when my son came to me with a “big lump” on his toe I was totally grossed out. Did a witch kiss him? Either way I knew that it would be super pricey to go to the doctor and get it removed (we have a super high deductible). I started to mull over some natural wart remedies. And by jove, I found one that did it!
Warts are an infection of the top layer of the skin by a virus from the HPV family. It usually gets in through a small scratch.
HPV is everywhere, so it’s easy to come into contact with, and most people will get at least one common wart.
Warts on your hands and feet are different than genital warts, but we don’t want to follow me down that wormhole.
Back to the removal….
Natural Wart Remedy
So, in my searching on the internet, I found a few things that might help with the wart removal. I used a combination, as it was on his foot (and totally grossing me out).
Keep in mind that these treatments (especially the oils) might burn a bit.
ALSO, thses remedies should only be used on the hands and feet. Any more sensitive skin and you could have a pretty serious reaction. Also, not meant for genital warts. Yes, I did just say that.
Be sure to take the advice of your doctor over any advice here at Pulling Curls. You take your own responsibility by using a tool, like essential oils and this remedy. Contact a doctor if you feel like the treatment isn’t working or harming your skin.
Essential Oils Warts
I made a mixture of oils (I used an old oil bottle to put this all in):
- Oregano (this is the one that would burn — it’s a hot oil!)
- Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca oil)
- Frankincense (1 drop because this oil is pricey!)
I did 1-5 of all of those (except for the Frankincense) into about 1 tbsp of coconut oil (you could also use olive oil) and shook them up (you would not want to put straight Oregano on your skin, it would BURN!).
Take a Q-tip and get a few drops of that concoction and smear it all over the wart.
After that, take a about 1/4 of a cotton ball and soak it in apple cider vinegar, tape a bandaid over that and leave it on over night.
In the morning take the cottonball off, smear more oil on it and leave open to the air.
Now, I pretty much just left my teenage son to work on this on his own. I asked him to do the oils morning and night and be sure to do the apple cider vinegar at night. By 10 days the thing fell off and his skin looked good as new (before that it turned brown and looked extra gross). He said he did it daily (but I doubt it).
Frankly, no one was as surprised as me that it worked.
I think a lot of people are afraid to try a home remedy because of a few reasons:
- It hurts — in fact, it also hurts at the doctor’s office — they either burn the wart off, cut it off or freeze it off. They don’t have magic (the might put some emla cream on it initially, but it’s not fun afterwards either — I think, in general, this one hurts a LOT less).
- It might not work — in fact, it often doesn’t work in the doctor’s office. People would have to come back a few times to get warts frozen.
- They don’t want to do it on their own — and say put your big girl panties on and give it a try.
Essential oils can be SO useful! I would totally recommend getting a set.
I do have a whole post all about my experience with them, and I’m always finding new uses.
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