Let’s face it. Warts are an unsightly nuisance. If you suffer wart outbreaks, you know just how annoying they can be. If you want to avoid minor surgery or other painful wart removal methods, Thuja essential oil may be your best alternative.
How it Works
Thuja (thuja occidentalis) contains bioactive constituents which help dry out and shrink the keratin and dead cells found in warts. It also acts as an anti-viral , killing the virus that causes the wart to continue growing. This is especially helpful for people who suffer from HPV (human papillomavirus) which manifest in the form of genital warts. In fact, thuja essential oil it is one of the top natural remedies for genital wart removal.
Other warts including common warts, flat warts, plantar warts, filiform warts, periungual warts, and molluscum warts can also be treated by essential oils. Some essential oils work better for different types of warts. For example, you may want to add more oregano oil to your blend if you suffer from plantar or molluscum warts.
While essential oils are great for removing warts, they should be used with great care. Thuja essential oil does contain thujone, an ingredient known to cause serious side effects when taken orally . For this reason, I always suggest consulting a doctor before using Thuja or any other essential oil for wart treatment.
Thuja Essential Oil Wart Removal Recipe
Thuja – 12 drops
Lemon – 6 drops
Cypress – 3 drops
Oregano – 4 drops
Tea Tree – 4 drops
Frankincense – 2 drops
Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil – 20-60 drops (optional depending on skin sensitivity – keep in mind this does dilute the recipe)
Add the ingredients to a small vial and mix to homogenize the ingredients.
Apply the blend at least 2-3 times a day with a q-tip. You should do this until the wart dissappears, which will usually be 3 weeks or more depending on the size of the wart.
I’ve read about many people who have had amazing success getting rid of warts with Thuja essential oil, and others who have been left dissapointed. But, in my opinion, it is always worth a shot before considering costly surgery.
If you don’t want to make it yourself, Healing Natural Oils makes a Wart Removal Blend (H-Warts) that has Thuja as it’s main ingredient. It has a 4.5/5 star rating with 33 reviews. I always like to make my own blends, but this one really seems to work according to what people are saying.