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How to Remove Skin Tags with Tea Tree Oil

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author image Lillian Downey
A Jill-of-all-trades, Lillian Downey is a certified Responsible Sexuality Educator, certified clinical phlebotomist and a certified non-profit administrator. She's also written extensively on gardening and cooking. She also authors blogs on nail art blog and women's self esteem.
How to Remove Skin Tags with Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil can help remove skin tags. Photo Credit aromatherapy image by joanna wnuk from Fotolia.com

Skin tags are tiny tumors that usually occur in areas where skin folds or rubs against itself. Don't let the word tumor scare you, though. According to the National Institutes of Health, most skin tags are completely harmless. Because they pose no medical threat and are usually only a cosmetic inconvenience, your doctor might decide not to remove them and your insurance might decline to pay for a treatment that doesn't contribute to your overall health. If this is the case, you can use tea tree oil to help remove your skin tags at home.

Step 1

Clean your skin tag and the surrounding area with warm water and mild soap. Pat dry with a clean towel.

Step 2

Add one drop of undiluted tea tree oil to the gauze pad portion of an adhesive bandage.

Step 3

Secure the bandage over your skin tag so the tea tree oil soaked gauze pad is in direct contact with the skin tag.

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Step 4

Change your bandage three times per day.

Step 5

Apply the bandage to your skin tag daily until your skin tag falls off. It may take several days to notice improvement, according to informational site "Removing Skin Tags," so be patient.

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