A callus is caused by frequent skin friction and is a lump of dead skin cells. It occurs as a bump and is common on feet, hands and fingers. Although it is usually not painful, it can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial, offering a natural and inexpensive method for removing a callus. It can be found at health food stores and helps to avoid callus removers containing harsh chemicals.
Combine 10 drops of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of olive or almond oil.
Massage the oils onto the affected area. Continue massaging the area three times a day until the callus is soft.
Remove the callus with tweezers when it becomes soft.
Add three drops of tea tree oil to the area and cover it with a bandage until it is healed.
Combine five drops of tea tree oil and ½ ounce of almond, olive or grapeseed oil in a small plastic basin. You can also choose to add five drops of tea tree oil to a plastic basin filled with warm water.
Soak the affected area in the mixture twice a day, patting the area dry afterward.
Remove the callus with tweezers when it becomes soft. Add three drops of tea tree oil to the area and cover it with a bandage.
Rub the affected area with three drops of tea tree oil until it is clean.
Mix 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel with ½ teaspoon of turmeric. Apply the mixture to the callus.
Cover the area with a bandage at night and leave it on until morning. Repeat this process every night until the callus is healed.
Things You'll Need
10 drops tea tree oil
1 teaspoon olive or almond oil
Three drops tea tree oil
Five drops tea tree oil
½ ounce almond, olive or grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
½ teaspoon turmeric
See a doctor if your callus is red, hot, bleeding or cracking. These symptoms could indicate an infection.