Top 10 Oils For Removing Warts And Killing The Virus That Causes Them

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Warts are an ugly, ugly business, aren’t they? They aren’t caused by any of the old wives’ tales about warts. Warts are caused by a virus, most times, the human papillomavirus or HPV. When the virus enters the skin through a tiny crack or cut, even just a scratch, it stimulates a rapid growth of cells on the outside of the skin- which is what gives you that lovely wart.


To truly get rid of warts once and for all, you need to not only remove the wart, but kill the virus that caused it in the first place.

This is where essential oils come in. There are many essential oils which first “burn” off the wart, then kill the virus.

Please, if you suffer from genital warts, do not try any of these methods. See your doctor for treatment.

By the way, you can spread the wart to others since it is a virus. If the wart should touch another person or an object, such as a touchpad, and someone else touches it and they have an open wound, you can pass this on so please keep the wart covered.

Most over the counter treatments involve salicylic acid or cryogenic kits that burn off the wart but do nothing to treat the virus, which means it can grow back.

If you have a wart, or worse, an annoying wart that keeps returning, try one of the following 10 essential oils which will kill the virus causing the problem.


1. Ginger Oil

Ginger has powerful antiviral compounds. It has been shown in several studies to work against viruses where even drugs are ineffective.


2. Thyme Oil

Like ginger, thyme oil is a very effective antiviral oil that works well against skin viruses.



3. Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano oil is one of the best oils for burning off warts as it is very “hot”. It also contains compounds called carvacrol, which is a known antiviral agent.


4. Tea Tree oil

This is one of the most amazing essential oils around. Keep some in your first aid kit at all times. Tea Tree oil has been tested over and over and found to be very effective against viruses. It has not one, but four powerful antiviral compounds. It is one of the best all-around oils for everything from acne to toenail fungus to healing scars.


5. Lemongrass Essential Oil

In one study involving the antiviral effects of 12 essential oils on the herpes simplex type 1 virus, (which is the typical cause of most cold sores), it was lemongrass essential oil which came out on top of the heap. Not only did this oil kill the cold sore but it also kills all infected cells. Whether this oil would work just as well with the virus that causes warts is unknown as it has yet to be scientifically tested but it does work wonders with shingles as well.

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