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Skin-tags-tea-tree-oilTea tree oil has been known to remove skin tags with great success. It’s an all-natural alternative to removing these annoying little growths on the skin.

The native Aboriginal people of Australia have been using tea tree oil for thousands of years to treat various ailments and conditions - you can read all about the uses of tea tree oil here.

The Melaleuca alternifolia plant (native to Australia) is where tea tree oil comes from.

Will tea tree oil remove skin tags?

Skin tags are actually an indication of dampness within the body - according to Chinese medicine. Not only does tea tree oil contain antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, it also contains ‘drying agents’ that make it perfect for removing skin tags.

Benefits of skin tags removal with tea tree oil

Of course, the main benefit of using tea tree oil is it’s completely natural! You can purchase expensive ointments and creams to help clear up skin tags but they contain chemicals - do you really know what you’re putting on your skin?

Tea tree oil is safe and painless for getting rid of annoying skin tags. You must be patient with this type of treatment as the skin tag may take several weeks to fall off when being treated with tea tree oil.

The most common alternative would be to have the skin tag professionally removed but you may end up with a large medical bill - not a great outcome!

How to use tea tree oil to remove skin tags

If you want to try using tea tree oil for skin tag removal, then here’s what to do:-

  • Using soap and water, clean the area and then pat dry with a towel thoroughly.
  • Dip a Q-tip into the tea tree oil and apply directly onto the skin tag.
  • Repeat the above steps two to three times daily until the skin tag falls off.

As mentioned earlier, you must be patient when using tea tree oil for skin tag removal as it will usually take a few weeks for the skin tag to fall off.

Want faster results for skin tags removal using tea tree oil?

If you don’t have the patience to wait several weeks for your skin tag to fall off, then here’s how you can potentially speed up the process by using an adhesive bandage or medical tape:-

  • Wash and dry the affected area thoroughly, then pat dry with a towel.
  • Soak a cotton ball in tea tree oil and place directly on the skin tag.
  • Keep the cotton ball in place by using an adhesive bandage or medical tape to ‘stick’ the cotton ball to the skin.
  • Repeat the above steps two to three times daily until the skin tag falls off.

Using the method above, it should only take a week or so for the skin tag to fall off. Consult your healthcare professional if the skin tag hasn’t fallen off after a few weeks.

Does tea tree oil remove skin tags

Yes, tea tree oil really does work to remove skin tags! The drying agents of the oil will help ‘dry out’ the skin tag making it fall off without any harsh chemicals of cutting of the skin.

Simply follow the instructions outlined above and be patient - if applied properly tea tree oil will certainly help remove your skin tag.

Side effects of skin tag removal with tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is safe to apply directly to the skin, however if your skin is sensitive you may experience a reaction. For people with sensitive skin it would be wise to use a diluted solution of tea tree oil - half water and half oil, then apply directly to the skin tag.

Never ingest or swallow tea tree oil as it can be extremely toxic. Possible side effects of swallowing are drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea and possibly even coma.

If you suffer from any adverse effects using tea tree oil to remove skin tags, you should always consult your healthcare professional.

The content on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek medical advice for any questions regarding a medical condition.