Warts are hard skin growths that most typically occur on the hands and feet, though they
can be found virtually anywhere else on the body, from inside the mouth and even the
eyelids. Warts are caused by the human pappilomavirus (HPV). There are over 100 strains
of this virus, and each strain can cause a slightly different kind of wart.
Warts are considered to be contagious, especially when scratched or festered with. They
typically disappear on their own over time, but it could take years to do so. Depending on
the location and size, you will most likely want (or need) to get rid of them sooner, and
frankincense essential oil provides a safe alternative to painful burning, freezing, and over-
the counter wart removal kits, particularly for children.
Frankincense oil (boswellia serrata) has stimulating effects on various important bodily
glands, including the brain, hypothalamus, thyroid, and pituitary glands. These glands
all work in sync to support a healthy immune system. Because warts reflect a “glitch” in
immune system function, frankincense is a natural means of boosting overall immune
health and strength. It helps the body fight the physical symptom of the HPV virus, and
additionally prevents pesky warts from growing back.
Apply one drop of frankincense oil directly to the wart.
Cover with a bandage that provides the ability to absorb and hold the frankincense
against the wart.
Repeat this process in the morning and at bedtime until the wart disappears (be diligent
and patient, as this may take a few weeks!)
Continue application (without a bandage) for approximately 2 weeks after wart removal to
maintain clear skin and prevent regrowth.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.