Tea tree oil for Warts: DIY recipe from Dermatologist

Tea tree oil for Warts: DIY recipe from Dermatologist

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 21/12/16

Warts are common hpv virus infections that occurs most commonly as finger warts, toe warts, anal warts, plantar warts and rarely as body and face warts. As a dermatologist, I have treated many cases of warts with radio-frequency, cryotherapy and medications. Recently, I tried tea tree oil in few cases of warts on face and feet with good results. It is super easy to use tea tree oil for warts, but most important is to follow the precautions litesd in this article.

What will you need?

You will need a toothpick and tea tree oil. Tea tree essential oil is available easily online at

My research showed some studies on the efficacy of tea tree oil for warts and I decided to try tea-tree oil for warts in few of my patients around one year back. To my surprise, the results were very good with no recurrences till now.

How to use tea tree oil for warts?

Put pure tea tree essential oil exactly over warts with the help of a toothpick. Make sure that it does not spill on the normal skin because pure tea tree essential oil can cause redness, irritation or rash in the normal skin. Please take help of friend or family member if needed. Repeat this, until your warts vanishes.

You might notice redness and irritation on warts after using tea tree oil for few days, this is the result of the inflammatory reaction in response to tea tree oil and is desirable. Please continue the tea tree oil until unless you notice raw area and unbearable irritation. Warts might take seven days to as long as a month to vanish. If you don’t see a response within a month or if new warts are appearing, please see your doctor without any delay.

Precautions:

  • Tea tree oil is irritant and dangerous if it comes in contact with delicate areas of mouth, eyes, nose, genitals and anus. Thus, avoid tea tree oil for warts in and around above sensitive areas.
  • Avoid tea tree oil in pregnancy and lactation.
  • Make sure that tea tree oil does not spill onto the normal skin. If needed take help of others and apply Vaseline jelly on surrounding normal skin.
  • Discard the toothpick after applying the tea tree oil to warts in the dustbin.
  • Use a new toothpick for warts on different sites.
  • You can use tea tree oil in kids beyond three years of age, but make sure that there is no spill on the normal skin. A good idea would be to put tea tree oil on warts after they sleep.
  • Mild redness and irritation over warts is normal with this treatment, however, if you notice intense redness, raw area or unbearable irritation, discontinue tea tree oil and see your dermatologist immediately.
  • Tea tree oil is not substitute for treatment and doctor visit is highly recommended immediately for bigger and multiple warts.
  • For smaller warts, you can try tea tree oil at home. However, if you don’t see a response within a month or if new warts are appearing, please see your doctor without any delay.

What will you need?

You will need a toothpick and tea tree oil. Tea tree essential oil is available easily online at

My research showed some studies on the efficacy of tea tree oil for warts and I decided to try tea-tree oil for warts in few of my patients around one year back. To my surprise, the results were very good with no recurrences till now.

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