Tea tree oil – skin tags removal
So how does tea tree oil actually work to remove skin tags? According to Chinese medicine, skin tags are an indication of dampness within the body. Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties... and it also contains drying agents. So, when you use tea tree oil for skin tags you are basically ‘drying up’ the skin tag.
How to use tea tree oil for skin tags
- Wash and clean the area thoroughly. Pat dry with a towel until there is no dampness.
- Apply tea tree oil to a Q-tip or a cotton ball.
- Gently massage this over the skin tag (if you need to, cover the area).
- Repeat this treatment 2-3 times every day until the skin tag falls off.
You must have patience if you you are to treat skin tags with tea tree oil, as it typically takes between 2 and 4 weeks for the skin tag to fall off. Alternatively if you have the skin tag professionally removed you may be stuck with a large bill ranging in the hundreds.
If you care about what you put on your skin and don’t like using harsh chemicals, then using tea tree oil to remove skin tags is the way to go.
Skin tags and tea tree oil
A safe and painless way of removing abnormal skin tags is to use tea tree oil. The key to success for this treatment is patience as it often takes several weeks for the skin tag to fall off when treated with tea tree oil.
The affected area should always be clean and dry before any tea tree oil is applied. Some people may be sensitive to the oil – you can always make a diluted solution using 50/50 oil and water.
Speeding up the process - tea tree oil skin tags removal
We understand that skin tags are annoying, so you may not have the patience to wait several weeks for the excess skin to fall off.
You can speed up the process of using tea tree oil for skin tags removal by using medical tape or an adhesive bandage. Here’s how to do it:-
- Wash and dry the affected area thoroughly.
- Soak a cotton ball in tea tree oil and place over the skin tag.
- Use medical tape or an adhesive bandage to keep the cotton ball in place.
- Repeat this process 2-3 times daily until the skin tag has been removed.
It should take a week or so for the skin tag to fall off using the method above. If it hasn’t fallen off after a few weeks, perhaps you should try consulting your doctor.
Tea tree oil and skin tags
People have been using tea tree oil to remove skin tags for a long time. It’s a safe and natural alternative method of removing these unsightly and often embarrassing growths on the skin.
Tea tree oil for skin tags removal
Tea tree oil is distilled from an Australian native plant called Melaleuca alternifolia (you can read about the history of tea tree oil here). The native Aboriginal people of Australia have been using this oil for thousands of years to treat skin disorders, wounds, coughs and many other conditions.
Does tea tree oil really remove skin tags?
Yes, you can remove skin tags using tea tree oil. You simply need to follow the instructions outlined above and be patient – it really does work!
Side effects of using tea tree oil to remove skin tags
Most people can use tea tree oil safely, however if you have sensitive skin you may experience contact dermatitis when the oil has been applied to the skin. If this is the case you can make a diluted solution using half oil and half water, then apply to the skin tag.
Tea tree oil is not to be ingested as it can be toxic, causing possible drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea and in severe cases coma. If you experience any negative side effects from using tea tree oil you should consult a doctor immediately.