11 Natural Remedies for Common Skin Problems You Must Try

Several many years ago I was blessed with plantar warts on the heel and toe of my right foot. They were fairly large and uncomfortable (heel about the size of a pencil eraser, toe about half that). This was the B.C. (Before Crunchy) time in my life, so I scheduled a doctor’s appointment to have them lasered out. GAH! Never again! The smell of charred flesh was foul, as was the crater in the bottom of my foot, but the worst part was that the darn things came right back! I ended up treating with over the counter wart removers, pecking and poking until the darn things finally disappeared.


I was not happy when I recently discovered a Mini Me version of the heel wart had returned. (This is fairly common, since the virus can hang around dormant in your system.)  This time I caught the wart early, and am unleashing the full armada of home remedies for warts to knock it out. In this post will cover a bit of info on what causes warts and wart identification, before giving you a great list of home wart treatments to help you get rid of your warts.

1. Garlic:

Eliminating moles can be easy by using garlic or garlic extract. Apply the garlic or garlic extract directly to the mole, cover with a bandage and leave it on for a couple hours once a day. Make sure to protect the skin surrounding the mole by covering it with petroleum jelly or masking tape.

2. Pure Raw Honey:

The benefits of honey are well recorded and wart removal is one of them. All you have to do is rub honey on the wart at night and wrap it with a bandage. The honey will slowly remove the wart. There are even cases of warts not returning after honey had been used to treat them.

3. Fresh Basil Leaves:

This is another effective natural remedy to remove warts totally from your skin layer. You need to crush the basil leaves and apply it over your skin where you have warts coming out. After keeping the crushed basil leave cover the same with a tape which is water proofed in nature.  Since the leaves have the components of virus cleaning, it will easily remove the effect of virus over your skin layer.  You must replace the basil everyday to get immediate remedy.

4. Lemon Juice:

Lemon juice is a very is also helpful to remove warts naturally. It has some acidic benefits that could help speed the process of natural wart removal. To remove wart, squeeze fresh lemon juice and just apply on the wart. Let it stand 20 minutes and wash with plain water. For better performance, apply lemon juice on the wart twice a day. It is the high acid content of the lemon juice that irritates the warts and makes them fall off fast.

5. Caster Oil:

Apparently, caster oil is also considered an effective wart removal remedy. When using caster oil, you will want to apply the oil to your wart. It is then suggested that you rub or massage the area with your fingers. After doing this day and night for a number of weeks, your wart should disappear.

You could also use caster oil by apply it directly to the wart, twice a day, and by keeping it covered. By keeping the wart covered with a bandage, only to remove it when changing, the wart should disappear after about three weeks.

6. Cashew Nut Oil:

Cashew nut oil is equally beneficial to remove warts. Cashew nut oil is a skin irritant and application of it over the wart helps in removal of it. However, this oil should be applied carefully only on the affected areas because of its irritating characteristics.

7. Castor Oil and Baking Soda:

You can do the same with a mixture of castor oil and baking soda. Mix the ingredients into a paste and apply it to the mole. Cover it with a bandage and leave it on overnight. Rinse in the morning and repeat every night.

8. Dandelion:

You can get a dandelion from your garden if you have the same in your premise and squeeze the juice from the stem. Now dip a cotton ball over the juice and slowly apply it over your skin. You might feel mild irritation over your skin as it helps in stimulating immune system.

9. Aloe Vera for Removing Warts:

It has also been said that aloe vera is effective at eliminating warts. You are advised to soak a small cotton ball in aloe, preferably the gel. After the soaking has occurred, for around about a minute or so, you will want to tape the cotton ball to your wart.

You will want to add aloe vera to the wart or piece of cotton every few hours. By leaving the cotton ball in place, with the exception of changing it daily, your wart should fall off in a few days or weeks.

10. Tea Tree Oil:

Essential oil of tea tree is a powerful antiseptic which kills most bacteria and thus is an extremely potent method of wart removal. This method is also very popular due to its very high rate of success. Just apply essential tea tree oil directly on the wart daily until it disappears. This method should not take too many applications due to its effectiveness.

11. Banana Peel:

Rubbing a banana peel on your wart for a few weeks as well is supposed to be a big help. One should rub the banana peel multiple times during the course of the day for maximum effectiveness.