August 08, 2018

Did you know you can use frankincense essential oil for warts? It’s been used for centuries to treat and cure a wide variety of conditions including a number of skin conditions. Egyptians used Frankincense as part of their embalming process as it was believed to help preserve the body, especially the skin. Greeks used it as a remedy when someone suffered hemlock poisoning. Herbalist in China use the herb for a variety of internal treatments as well as skin conditions. Today, frankincense is not used internally as it has been in the past, but its vapors are used to treat respiratory ailments. However, it is beneficial to use frankincense essential oil for wart removal due to its anti-inflammatory properties and the boost it gives to the body’s immune system.

How to Use Frankincense Essential Oil for Warts

Frankincense is one of the top choices to use for treating skin warts because of its topical abilities. There are two different ways to use frankincense essential oil for warts. To use frankincense and other oils to treat warts follow these simple instructions:

  • Clean the affected area and allow to dry thoroughly.
  • Place a drop of frankincense directly on the wart (or mole).
  • Cover the treated area with a bandage that will absorb the frankincense and hold it against the wart.
  • Reapply a drop of the oil twice each week.
  • Change the bandage out daily.

Another method for using frankincense essential oil for warts is to apply a drop of the oil to the area two times a day every day. Don’t bandage the area, leave it exposed. The mole or wart should fall off painlessly after two weeks.

Other Essential Oils to Use for Wart Removal

Frankincense EO is a good choice if you want to remove a wart, but there are also some other oils that are useful. If you are looking for an EO to use on a wart or warts on the feet, hands, or face there are a few to choose from. Each of the oils has a unique fragrance and when mixed with a carrier oil it can be soothing on the skin. This makes using oils for removing warts more pleasant than many over-the-counter remedies, most of which are not effective. Many EOs have anti-viral properties which can make them more effective for treating warts. Here are some of the other essential oils beneficial for wart treatment.

Tea Tree Essential Oil Wart Treatment

Tea tree oil has a reputation for having antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Its antiviral properties make it a good choice for combatting warts. Tea tree needs to be diluted with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, almond oil or coconut oil before using topically.

Oregano Essential Oil Wart Treatment

Oregano EO is well known for its antiviral and antimicrobial properties which can be beneficial for treating viruses and fungi that chase skin conditions. The main ingredient in oregano oil is carvacrol which is believed to be what makes this a fast-acting antiviral treatment. It’s often used with frankincense essential oil for treating warts. To use oregano oil to treat a wart, mix 25 drops with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, or another carrier oil and apply it to the wart four times each day.

Lemon Essential Oil Wart Treatment

Lemon EO is used to treat many different skin conditions and is also effective for treating warts due to its antiviral properties. Lemon oil can also be used to eliminate viral infections such as the Herpes Simplex type 1 virus, or the common cold sore. It is also used to treat skin conditions like chicken pox, shingles and warts. Lemon essential oil is an astringent, antibacterial, and antiseptic. All of these properties make it an effective wart treatment.

Thyme Essential Oil Wart Treatment

Thyme EO has antimicrobial properties as well as the ability to attack fungus, viruses, and bacteria. Warts are usually caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. It is contagious and can be difficult to treat using pharmaceuticals as it is often drug-resistant. Thyme essential oil may be gentler than using medications obtained at a drug store.

Ways to Use Essential Oils for Treating Warts

It is common knowledge that essential oils can be an effective wart treatment. While some of the essential oils are potent for treating warts, you may also want to combine them to form your own blends. There are many ways to use EOs. Here are three suggestions.

  1. Direct Application – The most effective way to use EOs to treat warts is through direct application of an oil or blend on the wart. When they are applied directly, the oils can eliminate the virus responsible for causing the wart. Follow the directions above for applying frankincense or other oils to treat warts. Always use a clean cotton ball when applying the oil. You may also soak the cotton ball with an essential oil diluted with a carrier oil. This can be left on overnight.
  2. Use Oil Blends – Blending oils can be effective for the treatment of warts as well. It can boost the healing power of the oils giving it more of a chance to work. One of the best blends to use for treating warts is:
  • 10 drops of oregano EO
  • 10 drops of tea tree EO
  • 10 drops of frankincense EO
  • 1 Tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Place all ingredients in a small bowl to mix well. Then transfer it to a small glass bottle for storage. Keep the bottle tightly closed between uses. Apply three drops of the blend to a cotton ball, then apply it directly to the wart. Repeat this treatment until the wart disappears.

  1. Oil bath – Essential oils can also be added to warm water and soaking the affected area of the body. Infuse the warm water with oils and then soak in it for about 15 minutes every day. The additional benefit of using an oil bath is experiencing the therapeutic properties of the oils as they gradually penetrate the skin. It can also be helpful for healing any other skin conditions that may be present.



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