If you have ever suffered from warts or know about someone who suffers from warts, then you are well aware of the discomfort that one has to bear. People resort to all sort of “alternative methods” to remove warts before things become complicated. The problem worsens if the person suffers from genital warts. Tea tree oil has proven itself to be really effective in removing warts successfully in a natural manner. Warts are nothing but viral infections of the skin cells. You are probably aware of the fact that tea tree oil has effective anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-septic properties. This is what makes the oil perfect for treating warts, especially without the use of surgical procedures. So if you are squeamish about visiting the doctor for a minor procedure, then you will definitely love the tea tree oil treatment. How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Removing Warts Tea tree oil can be used in different ways to remove warts. The preferred usage depends on the location of the wart on the body and the severity of the wart(s). You may use tea tree oil in the following ways to remove warts. Undiluted tea tree oil can be applied directly on the warts by using a cotton ball to apply the oil properly. The oil needs to be applied 3-4 times a day for best results. Remember, undiluted tea tree oil should never be used on mucus membranes, such as the genitals. Due to the unadulterated nature of the oil, there is a possibility of the development of skin irritation. If this occurs, then you should consider using a carrier such as water or aloe vera gel to dilute it. When mixing the carrier and oil, make sure that you use equal parts of oil and carrier. The 1:1 ratio for oil and carrier is good for the initial phases. However, you can safely increase this to 3 parts oil and one part carrier. After all, it is the oil which is potent and is responsible for removing the warts. It is advised to cover the warts with a bandage to ensure that the treated warts are not rubbed by accident. You need to leave them alone and let the oil do its work. Patience is definitely a virtue in such conditions. You can also add a few drops of the tea tree oil to a tub of warm bath water. Just soak in the bath for 20 to 30 minutes at a time two or three times per day. Not only is this a good method for relieving pain and itching, but also for treating hard to reach genital warts. How Long Does It Take to See Visible Results? Like I mentioned before, removing warts with tea tree oil is a time consuming process and it can take up to a few months before warts are removed. The duration of removal of warts depends on the depth and size of the warts in addition to the strength of the person’s immune system. A strong immune system will aid faster removal of the warts. It also depends on the regularity of the application of the oil. You need to apply it 3-4 times daily without fail. Skipping a few days will only prolong the time for wart removal. While this can be a challenge in itself, considering the busy lives that most people have, this is one treatment that a person needs to follow religiously in order to see the desired results. Important Tips Always consult a doctor before undertaking any treatment, even if hundreds of people have claimed about the possible benefits of a particular method. You need to understand the severity of your wart before using any method. If you are suffering from genital warts, then you should definitely consult with a medical professional. Applying full strength tea tree oil directly to the affected area can lead to more complications. You should use diluted tea tree oil for genital warts. If you experience problems or have skin irritation, then you should stop the treatment immediately and get yourself checked by a medical expert.