So Simon has a wart on his finger right now, and we've been applying Lemon and Oregano (whenever I remember) and putting a bandaid on top overnight. The wart was deep down in his skin before and it has gotten to a puffy point and the actual colored part seems to be surfacing. It doesn't seem to be bothering him, I know it sounds gross, but it is going away. I know there are other oils that you can use to remedy warts but this is just the method we chose because I remembered reading it somewhere before.
Since my kids are pretty used to oils I felt completely comfortable putting Oregano on Simon's finger even though it is a pretty hot oil.
Another recipe I wanted to share is from Valerie Ann Worwood's book and she suggests you always dilute the oils when treating a child under 12 years of age. One way to dilute is in cider vinegar. Her preferred oils are Cypress, Lemon, and Lavender.
Here is the recipe: 10 drops Lemon, 5 drops Cypress, 2 tsp cider vinegar. Put all three in a bottle and shake well. Use a cotton ball and apply twice daily to the infected area. If over 12 apply oils neat (sans the cider vinegar).
She's got another book that I love called Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child and that contains a different recipe:
Mix the following oils together: 10 drops Lemon, 5 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Cypress, 5 drops Manuka, 4 drops Thyme, and 1 drop Clove. This mixture shouldn't go near the mouth. Take a q-tip and dip in the oil mixture and apply to the wart. She says you should only use this once a day for no more than 10 days. (This is for hand and finger warts).
For Plantar Warts - Apply twice daily for no more than 10 days.
Here is that book, it is awesome!
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There are different recipes for genital warts, please research on your own, that's for a different blog I think.
Probably one of my very favorite things about oils is there is not just ONE oil that works for what ails you, there may be several oils that can help remedy ailments or conditions that you may have in your life or family. There are many options so maybe what works for someone - might not work for another person, just try a different recipe!
Watch for my first aid kit suggestions in the next couple of days.