When you are dealing with essential oils, some of them were categorized as “hot oils” and this “hot” does not referring to warmed oil for massage or hot oil with high boiling temperature. This “hot” term refers to tingling sensation that it creates when apply to the skin. To reduce this effect, these types of essential oils need to be diluted with carrier oil such as almond oil, olive oil or jojoba oil. Some of hot oils include:

  • Clove oil, Lemongrass oil, Oregano oil, Cinnamon Bark oil, Black Pepper oil, Ginger Oil and Thyme oil.

There are also warm essential oils, means the sensory effect is not as strong as “hot oils’’ when applied to the skin. Some of warm oils include:

  • Bergamot, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Frankincense, Juniper and Citrus oil.

After diluted with carrier oil, it is advisable to do a patch test to discover skin sensitivity to any of these essential oils that you want to apply to the skin. 2 drops of it, is enough to be applied on a patch of skin such as forearm and it need 2 to 3 hours for any noticeable reaction. If there are any irritation or redness, it means you have sensitivity to the oil.

Oregano oil can be used as an antioxidant to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation caused by free radicals. It also has anti-microbial properties that will help inhibit the growth of bacteria on the skin. Oregano also provides relief from inflammation and pain. Oregano oil is an essential oil extracted from the leaves of oregano that is a source of many different compounds. The most abundant compounds of oregano oil are carvacrol and thymol, both of which have potent antioxidant properties and are effective against the formation of free radicals, inflammation, oxidative stress and cancer growth. This is done by neutralizing free radicals in the body that have harmful effects on the skin cells. All of these compounds are strong antioxidants. Oregano oil has antimicrobial properties and it can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.

Skin tags are benign polyps that occur on the skin surface and can vary in size from small to large; they are soft to the touch. Their cause is unknown but these polyps result from excess tissue from the neck or armpit region which becomes tangled with an area of skin under tension. There are various methods used to remove these polyps including freezing, burning, and surgery but topical application of oregano oil may be a viable alternative.

Oregano oil has proven to be a great home remedy for skin tags. Oregano oil, a strong, spicy herbaceous oil with many medicinal properties can be used topically or internally to provide benefits for skin tag issues. It is also effective in treating colds, and other respiratory problems when combined with diluted eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary essential oils. The main properties that make oregano oil for skin tags effective against skin tags is its astringent effect on the skin. With sufficient quantities, it will dry out the skin tags.