A wart is a small, benign tumour on the skin. It can appear on any part of the body. As you know, warts are often of viral origin (more than 60 different viruses belonging to the human papillomavirus family). The appearance of warts or papillomas on the human body is one of the symptoms of a malfunction of the body. They do not pose a threat to health, but they interfere with comfort, as they can appear anywhere. They appear out of nowhere and disappear into nowhere.
There is a wide variety of warts depending on their location on the body, the age of the subject, etc.
Plantar warts: appear only on the soles of the feet and are often accompanied by painful sensations, they gradually penetrate into the flesh of a person under the influence of body weight, and can be contagious.
Flat warts: appear mainly in children and adolescents. They last from several months to several years and go away on their own.
Seborrhoeic or old age warts: are found from an age above 50 years. These warts are round or oval, rough, wart-like patches on the skin, yellow-brown to brown-black in colour. They are caused by cell growth and are benign tumours. Since this harmless form can have very variable colours, they are sometimes difficult to distinguish from moles and melanomas.
Genital warts: is caused by a certain HPV virus, can cause pain and itching and is a sexually transmitted disease. These warts usually disappear after some time.
Molluscum contagiosum or water warts: also known as “air pimples”. Although benign, the water wart is a contagious infectious disease of the skin, caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus (belonging to the smallpox virus) and mainly occurs in children and young adults. In children, they are mainly located on the upper body, arms and legs, sometimes on the face or lower body. They are rarely located on the palms and soles. The skin around the warts can become inflamed, red, flaky and itchy.
Today, doctors offer a whole arsenal of remedies for getting rid of warts. It includes: cryodestruction, electrocoagulation, laser removal, surgical removal, radio wave surgery, etc. But try to avoid particularly aggressive methods of removing warts. Since warts are of a viral nature and very contagious, with the slightest inaccuracy in medical manipulation, you risk leaving after the procedure with new warts that have appeared where they were not previously.
Essential oils have always helped to remove a wart at home. The following have been shown to be most effective: marjoram oil, tea tree oil, clove oil, peppermint oil, lemon oil, and eucalyptus oil. All these natural remedies have one thing in common – their antiviral and disinfectant power, because essential oils contain the maximum possible amount of biologically active substances. The effect of antiviral oils is based on their ability to destroy viruses and stimulate skin renewal. They should be applied in their pure form carefully, pointwise and regularly.
- Marjoram essential oil
Marjoram is a very powerful medicinal plant, so its essential oil has strong anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, antifungal and antiviral effects, which can be effectively used to remove dry calluses, warts and papillomas.
- Tea tree essential oil
Very effective wart remover. It contains compounds such as terpinolene and alpha-terpinene, known for their antiviral properties, which help destroy the human papillomavirus by penetrating the skin, where its active substances attack the cells affected by the virus, destroying their structure and nutritional channels. Tea tree oil is the most suitable remedy for all papillomas and plantar warts.
- Clove bud essential oil
Antiviral compounds in this oil, such as carvacrol and eugenol, are extremely effective against human papillomavirus. Applying this oil to warts helps to reduce their size until they disappear completely.
- Peppermint essential oil
The antiviral properties of this oil are very effectively used to treat warts and papillomas. The natural ingredients in this oil prevent the spread of the virus and the formation of new warts elsewhere.
- Lemon essential oil
It has the following properties: disinfects, improves microcirculation, destroys viruses and bacteria. Helps remove calluses, growths and warts.
- Eucalyptus essential oil
This oil is great at treating warts due to its strong antiviral properties.
- Lavender essential oil
The safest but most effective remedy. Possesses fungicidal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Works especially well when mixed with tea tree essential oil.
How to use essential oils to remove warts?
We start by cleansing the skin. You need to wash your hands, and wipe the area of the skin on which the procedure will be carried out with medical alcohol. After that, you can proceed to moxibustion. With a cotton swab soaked in essential oil, burn the affected area for 15-20 seconds. Healthy tissue should not be touched! During moxibustion, you may feel a slight burning or tingling sensation, this is normal. After cauterization, we cover the wart with a plaster for the whole day. The procedure should be carried out 3-4 times a day until the growth is completely eliminated, usually the wart or papilloma simply disappears. This usually takes 2 to 4 weeks. After the wart has fallen off or dried out, it is important to treat the skin underneath with a special blend of oils. Such care serves as prevention and protection against the return of the wart to its place, thus you will be ensured a complete localised victory over the virus.
Often, essential oil are blended with a base of fatty oils: almond, jojoba, and grape seed. At the same time, the antiviral and antioxidant effect is not reduced. A useful side effect of the use of essential oils in cosmetology is the strengthening of the local immunity of the skin which has a tendency to form warts, this is a very strong argument.
We recommend several options of special blends for skin treatment.
With old warts, including plantar warts:
- 10 ml jojoba oil
- 3 drops of lemon essential oil
- 3 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 3 drops of clove essential oil
- Mix the oils together and store in a dark glass bottle.
Fresh warts can be treated with a 1: 1 mixture of lavender oil and tea tree oil. This mixture is also suitable for treating the skin after the wart has disappeared to prevent it from reappearing. Apply this mixture to the skin area 2 times a day for 2 weeks.
Safe removal of warts and subsequent skin treatment.
Another effective blend of oils can be made with 5 ml almond oil (or grape seed oil), 3 drops of tea tree oil and 3 drops of lavender oil. Mix the oils well and store in a dark glass bottle.
Discover for yourself a safe method for removing warts without surgery. This is a natural way that stimulates an increase in immunity, and therefore not only gets rid of warts and papillomas, but also destroys the virus that causes this disease.
Attention: If a strange wart appears that grows in size, changes or bleeds, an immediate visit to a dermatologist is required to clarify the diagnosis.