Wart Removal Techniques

Treating Warts on the Hands & Face with Essential oils

Written by Dave

A good wart treatment works by stimulating the skin and immune system to fight off the wart virus.

There are a lot of oils that will cause constant stimulation and irritation to invoke curative behaviors from the body. The medicine can also help the body expunge the infection by acting as an exfoliant.

Much more when it comes to application techniques, there is one way that seems most useful in dealing with warts using essential oils.

Depending on the particular oil, one can either apply the oil “neat,” which means, applying it with no other agents mixed in, or adding to a carrier oil and then rubbing it onto the wart. However, some people find success with diffusing the essential oil with their workspace.

These essential oils can also be ingested in some cases as part of a supplement if using essential oils orally is preferred.

There are quite a few natural remedies for treating warts, essential oils being one of them.

Below is a list of essential oils that have been identified to help with the treatment of warts:

Essential Oils that assist in Warts Treatment

  • Tea tree
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon bark
  • Lemon
  • Eucalyptus
  • Cedarwood
  • Lemon myrtle
  • Lavender
  • Cypres
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree essential oil is antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal. It is a highly effective treatment for warts, according to Patricia Davis in her book, “Aromatherapy an A-Z.” Patrica Davis recommends using tea tree oil undiluted on a wart, only if you are experienced in the use of essential oils. Tea tree oil may cause irritation in sensitive skin.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is an antiseptic, astringent and anti-bacterial oil; it can be used as an alternative to tea tree oil in the treatment of warts. Lemon oil has a fresh, uplifting aroma and is a top note oil. Take care in the use of lemon oil in the sun and ultraviolet light as it is a phototoxic oil; it might also cause some skin sensitization.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil is an astringent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic oil, which is suitable for treating many skin conditions. Frankincense oil is a base note oil with a rich, balsamic aroma. According to Julia Lawless, in her book, “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils,” frankincense essential oil does not have any known side effects.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is antiseptic and anti-microbial and is excellent in the treatment of many skin conditions. It is a gentle oil which is suitable for use by majority of individuals. Close relatives of real lavender essential oil include spike lavender and lavender essential oil, which can be substituted for the same use, in most cases.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is an antiseptic and anti-viral oil. It is an Australian natural oil, like tea tree oil, and is non-sensitizing and non-irritating to the skin, if used correctly. However, its camphor aroma might be too harsh for some people.

Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress essential oil is antiseptic and astringent. Valerie Ann Worwood, in her book, “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy,” suggests combining cypress oil with lemon oil in the treatment of warts. Cypress oil is suitable for use by the majority of people.

How to apply the essential oils to warts

Apply Essential Oils Neat:

This is a basic yet very effective way to use essential oils for warts.


Apply a couple of drops of tea tree oil “neat” (which means plain, by itself) onto the wart. A clean cotton swab can be used to apply the oil, and it can either be left there or the cotton removed and covered with a bandage. It’s best to do this three times daily, or more as desired. As an alternative to tea tree, 2 drops of lemon, and one of drop Cypress can be applied. If the skin feels arid after massaging it with a small amount of Calendula, infused oil can be done.

Apply Oils in the Bathtub / Foot Bath

If baths and foot baths are used, the wart treatments can be supported easily with essential oils. It’s recommended that 3-6 drops of any of the recommended essential oils above should be added to the bath.


Apply them to the wart once in the bath and then soak in the oil-infused water for as long as you so desire.

About the author


Hi there! I'm Dave & our family has struggled with our share of warts. I made this website as a free, online resource for information on the differing types of warts, as well as wart treatments. While I fancy myself a pretty good Dad, I'm no doctor - it goes without saying that this website is NOT a substitute for medical advice!