Most health niche websites claim pure tea tree oil can remove skin tags.
But, how far is it correct?
50%, 70% or 90%?
Well, as high as “ZERO Percent”
Yes! you heard it correct.
Do you know why?
Because 100% Pure tea tree oil does more harm than good to your skin tags.
In fact, most of these authors, have never used or lacked enough experience with tea tree oil & skin tags.
So, what to do now?
Don’t worry, this detailed guide will cover everything from diluting tea tree oil to its application and do’s & do not’s to be followed along with risks involved.
So with that, let us quickly understand,
What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are small extra growths on the skin that are benign (not harmful) in nature, attached to the exterior part of the skin by a thin stalk.
Most people fear skin tags as a sign of cancer. But there is nothing much to worry about. Because they are absolutely harmless and never turn in to any form of cancer.
What Causes these Skin Tags?
The exact cause is not certain, but most doctors are of the view that, rubbing skin against the skin will most likely trigger their growth.
Studies show that they are often hereditary, means having a familial history of developing skin tags.
Other factors such as age and body type also play a crucial role in their development.
In other words,
Middle-age group and obese persons are more prone to develop skin tags.
They can grow almost everywhere. However, armpits, neck, groin folds, under breasts & sometimes eyelids are the most targeted hotspots for their growth.
When to Consult a doctor or Remove?
A skin tag usually doesn’t cause pain. But in case you are experiencing pain or bleeding from your skin tag, then you must consult your doctor & find the underlying cause.
You should keep in mind that, getting rid of a Skin tag will never cause to develop another, so you can go ahead & remove it.
In most cases, you can remove by yourself at home if it is small with a narrow base.
All you need to do is,
Just take a cotton string or dental floss and cut down the blood supply, then remove the skin tag with sterile scissors.
But if you want to take a natural route, then Tea tree oil is your best friend that may get the job done for you.
So, now you might be wondering….
Does Tea tree oil really remove Skin Tags?
To be honest, there is no scientific evidence to prove that Tea tree oil can actually cure Skin tags.
But most people say that it had worked for them.
So if you have decided to treat your skin tags with tea tree oil, then you should follow the step by step process that I’m about to mention with utmost care.
Preparing Tea Tree Oil for applying on Skin Tags
Before going into the actual application part, make sure that you have gone thoroughly through the do’s & don’ts that I have talked later in this post.
Because, Pure tea tree oil is very effective & powerful, so much so that, it’s direct application will most likely cause Skin irritation, if the proper dilution ratio is not followed.
Now the question is, How to dilute Tea tree oil & What dilution ratio you should follow?
- Any carrier oil, like Coconut or Jojoba Oil, can be a perfect match for diluting Pure tea tree oil.
- Just take a tablespoon of Carrier oil & add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil.
- Take a cup of clean water and add 3-4 drops of Pure tea tree oil & 1 teaspoon of fine salt.
- Heat the mixture in a microwave for 1 min.
2 Most Efficient Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil to get rid of your Skin Tags
This quicks video explains the process in much detailed form.
#Method – 1:
1. Take a Cotton ball & Soak it in tea tree oil
2. Now stick this Cotton ball on your Skin Tag with the help of a medical tape or bandage.
3. Keep it till morning.
4. Follow this process every night, until your skin tags clear away.
Note: Stop immediately, if you feel irritation.
#Method – 2:
Tea tree oil forms a perfect combination with Apple Cider Vinegar when it comes to treating your Skin Tags
1. Soak a Cotton ball in the Apple Cider Vinegar
2. Now add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil
3. Use a Bandage or tape to attach on your skin tag.
4. Now let it stay there for 15 mins.
5. Remove it & Clean the area with soap & water
6. Repeat thrice a day
Note: Take care not to apply near your eyes.
But, How long you should use?
Natural treatment is always slow & safe, so you need to follow the steps that I mentioned above for several weeks or months until your skin tag falls.
Dos and don’ts of Tea Tree Oil & Possible Risks
- Tea Tree Oil shouldn’t be swallowed or used for oral consumption.
- Proper dilution ratio should be followed.
- Never get in contact with your eyes.
- Don’t use, if it reacts negatively on your skin.
- Be careful to purchase original & natural tea tree oil.