Essential Oils

The Best Essential Oils For Warts: Tea Tree, Frankincense & More

Updated on 26 April 2021 • 5 minute read
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Overview 

A common wart is a typically benign growth on the skin. 

It’s caused by various strains of the human papilloma virus.

They can grow in different parts of the body, like the hands, feet, and genitals. 

They can also spread to other parts of the body. 

They can also be transmitted from one person to another. 

Plantar warts can appear on the weight-bearing parts of your feet and heels. 

Genital warts are considered a sexually-transmitted infection caused by the same human papilloma virus.

 

Wart removal options include over-the-counter and prescription medications, freezing agents, salicylic acid peels, and even duct tape. 

For more advanced options at your dermatologist or doctor’s office, you can opt for laser treatment or minor surgery. 

If you’re interested in home remedies and natural ways to treat warts then essential oils might just be an effective option for you. 

 

Top MC Blends Pick

Plant Therapy No More Warts KidSafe Essential Oil Blend

MC Score 89%
Therapeutic grade? Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? No
Chemical free? Yes
Testing available? Yes (On Site)

 

Best Essential Oils for Warts

Vibrant Blue Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Amrita Oregano Essential Oil

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Mountain Rose Herbs Frankincense Essential Oil

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Aromafloria Lemon Essential Oil

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MC Score 99% 95% 99% 93%
Therapeutic grade? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? Yes (Non-Certified) Yes (Certified) Yes (Certified) Yes (Certified)
Chemical Free Yes Yes Yes Yes
Testing available? Yes (Contact Company) Yes (On Site) Yes (Contact Company) Yes (On Site)

 

Essential Oils As A Natural Wart Remedy

Essential oils (EOs) are highly concentrated plant compounds extracted from different sources such as trees, plants, flowers, and even fruit. 

These oils are potent – just a few drops is all you need to benefit from their medicinal and healing properties. 

The therapeutic application of EOs is referred to as aromatherapy. 

Research shows EOs can be effective at: 

 Many EOs also possess antiviral properties that make them particularly useful for at-home wart treatments. 

 

The Best Essential Oils for Warts

Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)    

Australian tea tree essential oil has been used for centuries by the Aboriginal people for multiple healing purposes. 

It’s known as a potent anti-inflammatory, antiviral, pain-reliever, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic. 

It can also help accelerate wound healing. 

As an antiviral, low concentrations of tea tree oil have been shown to inhibit herpes simplex virus (HSV) in cultured cells. (1)

HSV is another wart-causing virus. 

MC Top Pick

Vibrant Blue Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil

MC Score 99%
Therapeutic grade? Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? Yes (Non-Certified)
Chemical free? Yes
Testing available? Yes (Contact Company)

 

Safety & Caution:  
  • Not safe for babies under 6 months old
  • Toxic if ingested (topical use only) 
  • May cause skin irritation (perform a patch test) 
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes

 

Oregano oil (Origanum vulgare

Oregano essential oil is a pain-reliever, antiviral, a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. 

MC Top Pick

Amrita Oregano Essential Oil

MC Score 95%
Therapeutic grade? Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? Yes (Certified)
Chemical free? Yes
Testing available? Yes (On Site)

 

Safety & Caution:  
  • Not safe for babies and children under 2 years old
  • Not safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mamas
  • Avoid if you are taking multiple medications
  • May cause skin irritation; perform a patch test.

 

Frankincense oil (Boswellia carteri) 

Frankincense is a pain-reliever, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. 

Frankincense can also be very soothing to the skin. 

MC Top Pick

Mountain Rose Herbs Frankincense Essential Oil

MC Score 99%
Therapeutic grade? Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? Yes (Certified)
Chemical free? Yes
Testing available? Yes (Contact Company)

 

Safety & Caution:  
  • Not suitable for children under 2 years of age.

 

Lemon oil (Citrus limon

Lemon oil is an antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, relieves muscle spasms (antispasmodic), and aids digestion. 

MC Top Pick

Aromafloria Lemon Essential Oil

MC Score 93%
Therapeutic grade? Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? Yes (Certified)
Chemical free? Yes
Testing available? Yes (On Site)

 

Safety & Caution:  
  • Cold-pressed lemon oil is phototoxic; steam distilled lemon oil is not. 
  • If you’re using cold-pressed lemon oil, avoid sunlight exposure 12 hours after use. 
  • Topical use may irritate sensitive skin. Perform a patch test. 
  • Use within six months of purchasing.

 

Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender oil is a pain-reliever, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. 

It also helps to speed up the skin healing process. 

MC Top Pick

Rocky Mountain Oils Lavender Essential Oil

MC Score 90%
Therapeutic grade? Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? Yes (Non-Certified)
Chemical free? Yes
Testing available? Yes (On Site)

 

Safety & Caution:  
  • No contraindications are known. 
  • Don’t use in the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Don’t use it on infants under three months of age. 
  • Discontinue use if you experience an allergic reaction.

 

Clove bud essential oil (Syzygium aromaticum)

Considered a potent agent against viral infections. 

Highly anti-inflammatory because it boasts the highest antioxidant score among herbs and spices.

It’s also antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal. 

MC Top Pick

Amrita Clove Essential Oil

MC Score 95%
Therapeutic grade? Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? Yes (Certified)
Chemical free? Yes
Testing available? Yes (On Site)

 

Safety & Caution:  
  • Not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding mamas. 
  • Not safe for babies and children under 2 years of age. 
  • Avoid prolonged use. 
  • Don’t apply undiluted on skin. 
  • May cause skin irritation; perform a patch test.

 

Cinnamon oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum

This heating oil is a pain-reliever, anesthetic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic. 

MC Top Pick

Amrita Cinnamon Essential Oil

MC Score 95%
Therapeutic grade? Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? Yes (Certified)
Chemical free? Yes
Testing available? Yes (On Site)

 

Safety & Caution:  
  • Not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding mamas.
  • Not safe for babies under 6 months old. 
  • Avoid if you’re on multiple medications or anticoagulants 
  • Might cause skin irritation so perform a patch test.

 

Cypress oil (Cupressus sempervirens

This oil is a powerful antiseptic and antiviral that has shown to be effective against the Herpes Simplex virus. (2) 

MC Top Pick

Mountain Rose Herbs Cypress Essential Oil

MC Score 99%
Therapeutic grade? Yes
Organic or Wild-Crafted? Yes (Certified)
Chemical free? Yes
Testing available? Yes (Contact Company)

 

Safety & Caution:
  • Not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding mamas. 
  • Not safe for babies under 6 months of age. 
  • Avoid prolonged use.
  • May cause skin irritation.

 

 

Safety Concerns 

When used mindfully and with care, EOs offer little to no side effects. 

Many oils aren’t safe for pregnant or breastfeeding mamas, or babies, and young children

Be sure to check each individual oil for contraindications before use. 

Only use 100% pure essential oil that is undiluted and certified organic for maximum results. 

This ensures the highest healing benefits and potency and can also protect you against potentially harmful chemicals and solvents. 

When using EOs directly on the skin such as with wart treatment it’s very important to dilute the oils with a carrier oil. 

Don’t apply neat oils directly as this can cause skin irritation and adverse reactions particularly if you have sensitive skin. 

It’s advisable to perform a patch test on a non-affected area and wait 24 hours before proceeding to the affected area. 

Remember – EOs are potent.

A little goes a long way. 

 

How To Use EOs for Warts 

As mentioned, always dilute your EOs in a carrier oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil when applying them directly to the skin. 

Stick with a ratio of 1 drop of EO per teaspoon of carrier oil. 

You can also use a diffuser, however, this method is not as effective for wart treatment. 

 

A DIY Wart Obliterator Solution

Use this essential oil blend as an at-home wart treatment and be patient – natural wart remedies can take weeks to be effective so be sure to apply this solution at least twice a day, every day. 

  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar 
  • ½ teaspoon salicylic acid 
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil 
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • 1 drop oregano oil 
  • 1 drop cypress oil
  • 2 drops frankincense oil 

Mix all items together and soak a sterile cotton ball into the solution.

Apply it to the affected area and seal it with a large band-aid. 

Do this twice a day (morning and night) until the wart is gone. 

If you experience any sort of adverse reaction stop immediately and discontinue. 

 

Pregnancy Safe Version: 

  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar 
  • ½ teaspoon glycolic acid 
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil 
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • 1 drop lavender oil 
  • 1 drop lemon oil
  • 2 drops frankincense oil 

 

Baby & Kid Safe Version (6+months and older): 

  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar 
  • ½ teaspoon glycolic acid 
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil 
  • 1 drop tea tree oil
  • 1 drop lavender oil 
  • 1 drop lemon oil
  • 2 drops cypress oil 

 

 

ADVISORY NOTE: 

There is currently no research to indicate that any supplement or essential oil can provide protection against coronavirus COVID-19.

No lifestyle or diet change will prevent this disease except for social distancing and stringent personal hygiene habits. 

 

 

 

References: 

(1)  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11338678

(2) http://ijbms.mums.ac.ir/article_5165_12.html

 

 

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