Posted on July 20, 2020 by Chad Pegura | 30 comments
Skin blemishes can have a big impact on our daily lives. In particular, they can reduce one’s overall sense of self-confidence and self-esteem and make it harder to feel good about oneself. Next to warts, they’re one of the most common types of skin-related issues that one can experience.
While things like visiting a doctor to have the skin tag removed or using different creams or other products to remove skin tags is an option, a better choice for many is to use natural remedies. Essential oils are a perfect example, and they can help eliminate the unsightly skin tags and make it easier to feel good about your skin’s appearance.
Skin tags are small, benign tumors most commonly caused by groups of blood vessels that become trapped in a thicker piece of skin. They usually occur when two parts of the skin rub against one another causing friction. They are common in areas like the neck, the thighs, eyelids, or the groin area.
Some evidence suggests that underlying conditions may also increase the risk of skin tags – things like HPV or diabetes are often present when skin tags are an issue. No matter the cause, treating the skin tags is often done in one of two ways. Either a minor medical procedure is done to numb the area and clip the tag away or chemicals are used to freeze the tag and it will fall off on its own.
Both can be painful and expensive, and neither is an option that most will work 100% of the time. But many have found there are better alternatives, including using natural things like essential oils.
To use the essential oils, simply add several drops to a cotton ball and apply liberally to the skin tag. Repeat twice daily until the tag falls away. For oregano oil or those with sensitive skin, it’s recommended to dilute the oils by adding 10 or 15 drops to 1 to 2 tablespoons of carrier oil like coconut oil.
As you use the oil, the skin tag will begin to change color, darkening as it gradually dries up and moves towards its demise. The key here is persistence while applying two times a day, it may take a week or longer to notice a difference, but over time you’ll be able to get rid of your skin tag naturally.