Tea Tree Oil For Skin Tags

Posted 3 months ago by Tharaa Nagendran in

Despite the age, each and every woman would always love having a clean, clear and perfect skin. When it comes to skin, everyone wants it to be uniform and smooth throughout their body. But then, the varied kinds of skin infections and the problems could actually make our skin to lose all of its effects ranging from the color, smoothness, texture, quality and many more. These skin infections are myriad which could make us be even more frustrating when we have them. Among these innumerable skin issues, skin tags are one among the skin issue that many people have started facing in their day-to-day lives. These skin tags occur in all of the individuals ranging from the teenage to the old aged people. Some of you might have a question that what are skin tags? And some of you might have them on your skin and would be searching for some of the ways to remove them from your skin. Due to the advancements in technology, now we have a wide variety of choices for all the skin and the health problems that we have. But then according to my opinion sticking to the natural ways is always better and a healthy one. Also, when you have your natural ingredients to cure the skin tags problems, then why should you look for another remedy to cure it? Yes, we have the tea tree essential oil which has the ability to cure the skin tags completely of your skin. This article will clearly explain all the information regarding the skin tags and all the different ways to cure them using the tea tree essential oil in the remedial mixture. 

Tea Tree Oil For Skin Tags

Tea Tree Oil For Skin Tags

Skin tags[1] are also termed as Acrochordons[2] which usually occurs in the regions of neck, breast[3], armpits[4] and eyelids[5]. These skin tags usually occur in old aged people. But then, nowadays even younger people have started getting those skin tags on their skin. These are the tiny growth on your skin in which your skin will be folded and appears as a small folding. These skin tags will not be in the color of your skin. They will either be dark brownish or black in color which would be seen visibly when they appear on your skin. Though these skin tags do not cause any pain or any other side effects in your skin, these spoil the overall appearance of your skin. So, most people will always want to remove them from their skin. Here we have the tea tree oil DIY remedies that can be prepared easily at your homes for removing the skin tags completely from your skin. Following are some of the DIY remedies that can be followed. 

Caution:

  1. Cotton Ball
  2. Diluted Tea Tree Oil
  3. Spot Treatment
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar
  5. Baking Soda
  6. Salt
  7. Fresh Lime Juice
  8. Fresh Garlic Juice
  9. Vitamin E Oil
  10. Oregano Essential Oil


#1. Using Cotton Ball

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil5 drops
Cotton ball or pad1
A bandage or medical tape 1
Purified water1 cup
Mild soap1
Coconut oil2 tbsp

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. Firstly, you have to make sure that the skin area around your skin tag is clean. For this, you can use a mild soap[7] and wash that area where you are going to use the tea tree oil mixture.
  2. Make sure that the soap that you use is fragrance-free[8] and a mild one. Wash the area completely using warm or water and then pat with a clean towel to make it dry.
  3. Now take a small amount of coconut oil or vaseline and apply it all over the area that is around your skin tag. This is because tea tree oil is one of the most powerful essential oils. So, when you apply the oil the other skin area around your skin tag should not get affected by it and might also lead to the burning of the skin.
  4. After applying the coconut oil[9], you have to check the tea tree oil composition. If the oil is given as 100% then you have to mix any carrier oil[10] in equal amounts with the tea tree oil before applying. You can include this based upon the level of concentration of the tea tree oil given in the bottle.
  5. Now take a cotton ball or a cotton pad and add about 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil in it. 
  6. Then place the cotton ball on the skin tag in your body. Hold the cotton ball in the same place for a few seconds.
  7. Then take a bandage or a medical tape and put it on the cotton ball such that it gets secured on the skin tag and does not move anywhere. 
  8. Leave the cotton ball to stay on your skin tag for overnight.
  9. Continue doing the same process for about 3 to 4 days until the skin tag falls off naturally from your skin. 

The tea tree oil comprises a bundle of antibacterial[11] and antiseptic[12] components in them. So, these properties will help your skin to get healed from the skin tags. When you apply the tea tree essential oil mixture directly without diluting, the effects can be even more effective. But then, you should also be very careful because of the fact that the tea tree oil will be more concentrated. So, when you apply it on the sensitive skin types then there are many chances for your skin to face some side effects like burning, irritations, redness and swelling of the skin.


#2. Using Diluted Tea Tree Oil

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil3 to 4 drops
Carrier oil 1 tbsp

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. Initially, you have to take a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of any carrier oils that you want.
  2. The carrier oils which you choose can be any of the natural oils that we use regularly on our skin. The most widely used carrier oils on our skin are coconut oil, olive oil[13] and jojoba oil.
  3. Then add about 3 to 4 drops of tea tree essential oil into the bowl containing the carrier oil.
  4. Mix both the oils together using your fingertips. Also, make sure that your hands are neat and clean before you use them for stirring the mixture.
  5. Then start to apply the tea tree essential oil mixture on the area of your skin where you have skin tags. 
  6. Allow it to be there on your skin until it gets dry. You can also leave them to be there overnight.
  7. So, you have to continuously apply this tea tree essential oil mixture on your skin tag as soon as the applied oil gets dry. 
  8. You have to continue doing the same procedure for a couple of days until the skin tags get removed from your skin naturally.
  9. If you feel any irritations or burning sensations on your skin, then you can either decrease the amount of tea tree essential oil or increase the amount of carrier oil that is used in the mixture.

Diluted tea tree essential oil mixture is suitable for those people who have sensitive skin[14] types. Since the tea tree essential oil is one of the strongest essential oils, there are many chances for your sensitive skin to get hurt if you use it in the concentrated form. So, it is better if you dilute it with any of the other suitable liquid substances and use them on your skin. You will not face any side effects as mentioned before if you dilute and use it. Also, you can adjust the ingredient levels based on the sensitivity of your skin. Also, coconut oil is an excellent choice to be used as a carrier oil when it comes to any kinds of skin issues. 


#3. Spot Treatment

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil10 drops
Shea butter 1 tbsp

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. In the beginning, you have to take a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of shea butter into it.
  2. Then add about 10 drops of tea tree essential oil into the shea butter kept in the small bowl.
  3. Before you start mixing the mixture, you have to make sure that your fingers are free from any impurities. So, wash it thoroughly using soap and purified water. 
  4. Then start to mix the ingredients well using your index finger to get them combined well.
  5. After mixing, you can take a small scoop of the mixture and start applying it directly on your skin area where you have skin tags.
  6. Spread it all over your skin area and wait until it gets dry completely. 
  7. Repeat doing this for about at least 3 times a day to get a speedy recovery from the skin tags. 

Shea butter will help in maintaining the moisture levels in our skin. Also, the shea butter[15] contains a lot of healthy fats in it. These healthy fats will nourish your skin region with all the essential nutrients required for their growth and health. So, if there are any wounds it would get healed very soon when you start using the shea butter on that region of your skin. Your skin region where you have the skin tags will get hydrated after applying the shea butter on it. Also, it removes if there are any scars caused due to the wound in your skin.


#4. Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil2 to 3 drops
Apple cider vinegar2 tbsp
Cotton ball or cotton pad1
Mild soap1
Purified water1 cup
Medical tape or Bandage1

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. Place a small bowl and add about 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar solution into it.
  2. Then take a cotton ball or cotton pad and soak it completely inside the apple cider vinegar solution.
  3. Now take the cotton ball out squeeze the excess amount of apple cider vinegar that is present in the cotton ball.
  4. Then add about 2 to 3 drops of tea tree essential oil into the apple cider vinegar dipped cotton ball.
  5. Now place the cotton ball on the skin tag that is present in your skin.
  6. Make sure that you hold the cotton ball on the skin tag without moving it anywhere else.
  7. Also, for better and effective results you can use a bandage or a medical tape to secure the cotton ball on the skin tag. This can make your skin tag to be in contact with the tea tree oil mixture for a longer duration of time. 
  8. It will really help in offering you better results in a short span of time.
  9. You can repeat doing this every day and leave the bandage to stay on your skin for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. This will make the skin tag to fall off naturally from your skin layer. 
  11. After waking up in the morning or once the apple cider solution on your skin tag becomes dry, then you can wash that area with clean water.
  12. You can also use mild soaps that are free from any fragrances while washing your skin tag.
  13.  After washing that skin area, you can use a towel and pat them to make it dry. 
  14. Follow doing this remedy for at least 3 times per day to get quick and effective results on your skin. 

Apple cider vinegar consists of fermented acetic acid content in it. This has a lot of antibacterial and the anti-inflammatory properties packed with it. All these properties will help in healing the skin tags that are present in your skin. This will also help in balancing out the pH level present in your skin. So, the skin tag present in your skin will get easily removed from it. This will also not cause a lot of pain when it is getting removed from your skin. Also, it will not cause any scars in those areas where you had the skin tags after removing them. This will prevent your skin from getting such scars.


#5. Using Baking Soda

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil1 to 2 drops
Baking soda1 pinch
Castor oil1/2 tbsp

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. Take a small bowl and add about one pinch of baking soda powder into it.
  2. Then add about 1/2 tbsp of castor oil into the bowl containing the baking soda.
  3. Now add about 1 to 2 drops of tea tree essential oil into the baking soda mixture.
  4. Mix all the three ingredients together until the baking soda gets completely dissolved in the castor oil and the tea tree essential oil.
  5. Once the appropriate mixture is obtained, you can start using it on your skin.
  6. Take a small amount of mixture and apply it directly on your skin tag.
  7. Do not rub the mixture on your skin tag as it might cause any irritations or burning sensations on your skin. 
  8. Allow the baking soda mixture to be there on your skin for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Once the mixture becomes dry, you can start washing the area with warm or cold water.
  10. You can also use a mild soap while washing the baking soda mixture from your skin.
  11. Continue using this baking soda mixture on your skin tag regularly for about a couple of days. 
  12. The skin tag will eventually fall off naturally after a few days of using this mixture. 

Note:

The usage of baking soda in the remedial mixture will help in rectifying the pH levels present in your skin region. So, this will eventually help in the easy removal of the skin tags that are present in your skin. Also, they absorb the moisture content present in the skin tags. Thus the size of the skin tags will get reduced after starting to use this mixture on your skin. The castor oil present in this remedial mixture will also help in easy healing of the skin once the skin tag has got removed from your skin. 


#6. Using Salt

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil3 to 4 drops
Purified water1 cup
Sea salt1/2 tbsp
Cloth or paper towel1

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. Take a small microwave bowl and fill it with 1 cup of purified water in it.
  2. Then add about 1/2 tbsp of sea salt into the water.
  3. Now add about 3 to 4 drops of tea tree essential oil into the water kept in the bowl.
  4. Stir the salt solution well that is kept in the bowl until they get dissolved completely.
  5. Now place the bowl of salt water in the microwave and heat it for about 1 minute.
  6. Then remove the bowl from the microwave and check whether the water is in a warm condition. 
  7. After that, you can take a cloth or a paper towel and soak it completely inside the warm salt water.
  8. Then take the cloth and place it on the skin tag that you have in your body.
  9. Hold the warm water soaked cloth in the place for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Then remove the cloth from that place and you can wash the area with warm or cold water.
  11. Follow doing the same procedure for about at least 3 times a day to get effective results.
  12. You will surely observe some changes within 5 to 6 days of using them continuously on your skin. 
  13. Also, the skin tag will fall naturally from your skin when you start using this remedy on your skin. 

Sea salt water is capable of absorbing all the impurities and the toxic particles present in your skin and inside the skin tags. So, when you place the sea salt soaked cotton pad on the skin tags, then all the components present inside them will get absorbed. So, this will eventually make those skin tags to get shrunk and dry. As days go on, this dried portion of your skin will get removed from your skin naturally. You will not experience any pain in your skin region as it gets removed automatically. Also, there will be no marks in that portion of your skin where you had the skin tags. 


#7. Using Fresh Lime Juice

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil2 to 3 drops
Apple cider vinegar4 drops
Fresh Lime 1
Cotton ball or cotton pad1
Medical tape or bandage1

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. Firstly, keep a small bowl and add about 4 drops of apple cider vinegar solution in it.
  2. Then take a fresh lemon and cut it down into two equal pieces.
  3. Then start squeezing the lemon into a separate bowl.
  4. After squeezing the lemon, add about 4 drops of freshly extracted lime juice into the bowl containing the apple cider vinegar solution.
  5. Then add about 2 to 3 drops of tea tree essential oil into the same bowl containing the lime juice extract and the apple cider vinegar solution.
  6. Stir the mixture very well using your fingertips such that they get combined well together. 
  7. Now take a cotton ball or a cotton pad and soak it completely inside the fresh lime extract solution.
  8. Then place the cotton pad on the area where you have skin tags.
  9. Try to hold the cotton pad on the skin tag for a few minutes.
  10. Or you can also make it stand in the same place with the help of medical tape or a bandage. Put the bandage or medical tape and leave it to stay on your skin tags.
  11. You can also leave them to stay on your skin for overnight.
  12. Then remove the bandage or the medical tape from your skin tag.
  13. You can wash the area with clean warm or cold water.
  14. Mild soap can also be used on your skin while washing the lime extract that is applied to your skin.

The fresh lime extract has the potential to absorb the excess oil that is present in your skin inside the skin tags. So, this will make those skin tags present in your skin to shed by itself naturally without causing any effects to your skin. It might be irritative if you have extremely sensitive skin. If it irritates your skin, then you can also prefer for adding a little amount of purified water into the mixture. 


#8. Using Fresh Garlic Juice

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil4 to 5 drops
Garlic1

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. Initially, you have to take one garlic and peel its outer skin layer completely.
  2. Then cut the peeled garlic into a few small pieces.
  3. Now use a grinder or a mixer to grind the garlic pieces for obtaining the extract.
  4. Once the garlic prices are ground, strain them using a filter or a muslin cloth.
  5. Filter the garlic extract separately in a small bowl leaving the residues behind.
  6. Then take a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of extracted garlic juice into it.
  7. Then add about 4 to 5 drops of tea tree essential oil into the same bowl.
  8. Stir the mixture well using a small spoon until they get mixed well.
  9. Then start to apply the mixed fresh garlic juice on the areas where you have the skin tags.
  10. After applying, allow the garlic mixture to stay in the same place for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. This will help the garlic extract mixture to get dry on your skin tags. 
  12. Then after some time, you can start washing the area with warm or cold water. Also, make sure that you wait until the oil mixture on your skin gets completely dry before you wash the area with the water. 
  13. Follow the same procedure for a couple of days to get best and effective results for your skin tags.

Garlic has the capability to act as an active antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent in clearing the wounds or any other infections that are related to your skin. So, this remedial mixture will surely make your skin tag to fall off naturally and get cured completely of it. Also, it will make your skin to be very soft and smooth once the skin tag gets removed from your skin. 


#9. Using Vitamin E Oil

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil4 to 5 drops
Vitamin E oil1 tbsp
Medical tape or bandage1

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. Take a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of vitamin E oil into it.
  2. Then add about 4 to 5 drops of tea tree essential oil into the same bowl.
  3. Stir the mixture very well until they get combined well.
  4. You can also use your fingertips for preparing and mixing the ingredients in the mixture.
  5. Then start to apply the obtained mixture on the area where you have skin tags.
  6. After applying the oil mixture on your skin tags, you can gently start massaging the area with the applied vitamin E oil mixture.
  7. Do not press your skin tag harshly as it might cause any pain or irritations on your skin.
  8. You have to gently press the skin that is present surrounding your skin tags using your fingertips.
  9. Continue massaging that portion of your skin for about 4 to 5 minutes with the applied oil.
  10. Then you can use medical tape or a bandage for making the oil to be there in the same place for a specific duration of time. 
  11. Make sure that the bandage or the medical tape that you put on your skin is safe and secure. 
  12. Try following the same process for at least one time every day to make the remedy to be effective on your skin.
  13. You will absolutely notice some visible results on your skin tags if you start using them regularly on your skin.

Vitamin E oil is best known for speeding up the healing process in the damaged portions of your body. So, this will cause the skin tag present in your skin to get dead and decayed very soon. Also, the decayed portion of your skin tag will fall off from your skin very soon when you start using this remedial mixture. Moreover, the ingredients present in this remedial mixture will help in nourishing your skin with the essential nutrients. Thus your skin will remain healthy and smooth all the time.   


#10. Using Oregano Essential Oil

Things Required:

Tea tree essential oil4 drops
Oregano essential oil4 to 5 drops
Cotton ball or pad1

Steps For Preparing And Applying:

  1. Place a small bowl and add about 4 to 5 drops of oregano essential oil into it.
  2. Then add about 4 drops of tea tree essential oil into the same bowl that contains the oregano essential oil.
  3. Now make sure that your fingertips are clean and dry. If you want you can also wash your hands with a block of mild soap and pat them with a clean towel.
  4. Once the oil mixture is mixed well, then you can start using them.
  5. Now take a small cotton ball or a cotton pad and dip it inside the oregano essential oil mixture.
  6. Then start applying the cotton pad on the skin tags which are present in your skin.
  7. Try to hold the cotton pad on your skin for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Make sure that you make the oil soaked cotton pad to be in contact with the skin tag on your skin.
  9. After the specified duration, you can remove the cotton pad from your skin tag.
  10. Repeat doing the same process daily for a couple of days to get quick and effective results on your skin. 
  11. The skin tag will start to vanish very quickly when you start to use them regularly on your skin. Also, make sure that you wait until the oil mixture on your skin gets completely dry before you wash the area with the water.

The Oregano essential oil present in this remedial mixture is best known for neutralizing all the free radicals damage that occurs in our body. This will help in preventing and repairing all the damages that are occurred in your skin. Thus your skin will not be affected by the free radicals. Also, this oil will also help in removing all the aging effects that are present in your skin. So, your skin will appear young and attractive with the glowing effects. The skin tags removal will not affect the texture and quality of your skin at any cost.


This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 01/07/2019 

Tea Tree Oil For Skin Tags

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