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Warts are an annoying and unsightly growths that are caused by a virus. This particular virus is called the human papilloma virus, HPV. As a viral infection it can be passed by contact, this unfortunately adds another dimension to warts since they can be spread amongst people with whom you are physically close. They can be treated in a variety of ways, by freezing, by minor surgery and by the physical application of chemical treatments.
However, they may also be treated naturally by the application of essential oils of which there are over a dozen effective examples, however, the most common examples are Tea-tree oil, Oregano oil, Lemon oil, Thyme oil and Eucalyptus oil.
For reference the essential oils that are effective against warts are in alphabetical order Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clove, Cyprus, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Oregano, Rosemary, Tangerine, Tea-tree Thyme they all work but may have specific conditions so we are concentrating on the commonly used oils together with practical advice and where to get hold of them.
As well as these individual oils there are some commercial mixtures of essential oils that act as wart removers and can be affective Bye Bye Wart is one of these and contains a mixture of Almond Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Lemmon Oil, Lavender oil, Geranium Oil, Tea Tree Oil. This product is well reviewed.
As a general rule random mixing of these essential oils is not advisable as the strength and chemical composition of the oils can vary some oils even in small quantities can burn the skin so it is important to take care when using them fortunately for us there is a long history of the use of these essential oils as treatments in this article we will concentrate simply on the more common oils that can remove and how to apply them.
Effective for use on feet and hands this is quite a strong oil and can burn if used undiluted. Mix with a little olive oil or sweet almond oil before applying.
Frankincense is a mild oil and can be used on its own, it is suitable for children and typically could be applied to the wart twice a day.
Lavender oil mixes well with the above frankincense oil and can be used in a similar fashion.
Tea tree oil is also effective for treating issues of the skin such as warts and also acne use a disinfectant it helps with healing but is not suitable for children under six years of age.
Thyme Oil is a frequently recommended oil for the treatment of verrucae and warts, however, pregnant women people with high blood pressure and children are advised not to use this particular oil.
Apple cider vinegar combined with oils house is part of the recipe for walks relief the ingredients would be 1 tablespoon full of apple cider vinegar five drops of Cyprus oil and 12 drops of lemon oil.
The ingredients can be mixed in a clean glass bottle and shake and then using cotton wool can be applied to the water treatment should be twice daily this recipe is suitable for children continue treatment until the water disappears.
Generally the length of treatments can be anything from a few days up to six or even eight weeks two drops of the oral placed onto the ward morning and night is effective covering with the plaster makes this more effective though duct tape is also commonly used.
The advantage of using essential oils as a natural remedy for warts is that it is natural and a painless way to get rid of these unsightly and annoying viral skin infections.