The following information is found in the Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 12th Edition, compiled by Connie and Alan Higley, page 500. Many thanks to Chief Grey Eagle for providing it for us . . .
WARTS: A wart is a small, firm, hard growth on the skit, usually located on the hands and feet, that is typically caused by a virus.
– Frankincense (excellent for more stubborn warts), Melrose, Thieves, Oregano, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Cypress, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon (may dilute in 2 sp. apple cider vinegar).
- 5 drops Cypress
- 10 drops Lemon
- 2 tbs. Apple cider vinegar.
- Apply twice daily, and bandage. Keep a bandage on it until the wart is gone.
“My son had a really big wart on his hand. I started using lavender and Melrose, and they seemed to help. Then I decided to try something new. I used Melrose, Purification, Thieves and clove – one drop of each – and rubbed them in one by one, and within a few days the wart was gone. I was so impressed and happy!” –Submitted by Caroline Rood; Toledo, Ohio (July 2004).
Genital Warts: A small, painful wart or cluster of warts located in the genital area or in the mouth or throat. This type of wart is typically spread by contact with the skin through sexual conduct.
Oils – Frankincense, Melaleuca, Oregano, Thieves, Hyssop, Thyme.
Plantar Warts: Painful arts that grow on the bottoms of the feet. They are usually flattened and embedded into the skin due to the pressure caused by walking on them.
Oils – Oregano
Topical Application: Dilute 1-2 drops of oil in a few drops of V-6 Oil and apply on location.
“In late October of last year, Cathy brought her 15-year-old daughter to see me for massage therapy. Amanda was dealing with a huge Plantar’s Wart grown deep into the ball of the foot. She suffered a great deal of pain with every step, and Cathy was planning to make an appointment for her to see a medical doctor. Cathy also suffered from these warts and had undergone months of treatment at her doctor’s office, having them repeatedly cut and burned with liquid nitrogen. She was told you could never get rid of them.
I suggested that Amanda rub Essential Oil of Oregano on the infected area, which Amanda did diligently each day, covering it with a bandage. They were amazed that the wart had completely disappeared in 6 weeks and has had no recurrence of the virus. Amanda’s only complaint was that she got tired of going to school every day smelling like a pizza.” –Submitted by Ellie Ayers (July 2004)