How To Remove Warts With Baking Powder & Castor Oil
Though warts are normally harmless, they can be annoying and aren't particularly nice to look at. When warts pop up on uncovered parts of the body, it's only natural to want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. For most people, the neck and chest areas are particular hotspots for the appearance of warts.
"Warts on the neck" are usually fibroma or senile warts. As the latter's name suggests, these hard growths appear as we age. Genetic factors aside, other causes for warts forming include reactions to chemicals or UV light.
Both types of warts are benign skin conditions. But if you're ever unsure, have any abnormalities on your skin checked out by a doctor. Due to their dark pigmentation, senile warts can often be confused with moles, for example. Once the growths have been identified as fibroma or senile warts, you needn't resort to complicated surgical procedures or chemical treatment to get rid of them. Here's a nifty solution you can try using two natural household items.
Castor oil is a vegetable oil pressed from castor beans; it is often used in medicine and cosmetics. Even back in Antiquity, the oil was prized for its wide variety of uses. When ingested, castor oil acts as a laxative, while application on the skin can help to treat scars and blemishes.
A particularly effective method for removing warts is a combination of castor oil and baking powder. Here's how to make it:
- ½ tsp castor oil
- 1 tsp baking powder
1. Add castor oil and baking powder to a small bowl and mix both ingredients into a paste.
2. Apply the paste to the wart in the evening and stick a Band-Aid on top of it. Leave the Band-Aid on overnight before removing it the following morning.
3. If required, repeat this process for up to 3 days until the wart has been removed. Don't remove the wart by force — let the paste and Band-Aid do the work.
Caution: Stop the treatment if the skin starts to hurt or bleed.
Since the mixture of baking powder and castor oil is highly alkaline, you should only apply it to the wart. Make sure the skin around the wart doesn't come into contact with the paste. We hope this DIY treatment helps!