Keep rosehips or rosehip oil on hand for a variety of health benefits, including wart removal. Rosehips are the fruit remaining after a rosebush has finished blooming. They are red or orange berries that are a rich source of several healthful ingredients. One of these ingredients is Retinol (vitamin A), which pharmaceutical companies extract from rosehips to make prescription medicines that treat severe acne and remove scars. Warts are similar to scars in that they are tough overgrowths of skin. Retinol speeds up the sloughing off process of the first layer of skin, accelerating the production of new skin. Because of this action, rosehip oil is a good choice for removing warts.
Purchase cold pressed rosehip oil at your local pharmacy or health food store. Mix several drops of this in a cup with another popular wart removal remedy: either a few drops of apple cider vinegar or a crushed aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid). Add a few drops of castor oil or olive oil to ensure maximum absorption into your skin. Use a medicine dropper or drinking straw to place this remedy on each wart that you want to remove. Make sure to cover the entire wart, and rub the oil in thoroughly. Cover the area with a small piece of duct tape, adhesive tape or bandage. If you have very sensitive skin, you may experience slight burning or redness. If you don't have an allergy to any of the ingredients, this is okay. Repeat the procedure daily until the wart is gone.
Since warts are caused by a virus, you may experience new growths unless you address the virus itself. You can use the oil from a vitamin A capsule, if desired, for a stronger effect. However, you may experience more skin peeling and irritation.