The Easiest and Cheapest Natural Wart Treatment

Got a wart that needs to go? This Natural Wart Remedy is the cheapest one around and it really works! I tried several natural wart remedies, but this worked the best. Would YOU try this?

I’m always on the hunt for natural remedies to treat ear infections, sinus infections, headaches, and more.  I’m just not a fan of prescription meds, or even OTC medications, mainly since one of the things that contributed to my health issues (including candida) is overuse of meds and antibiotics in general.

So when warts surfaced in our home, I was not about to just run to the store to get an OTC cream – and I for sure wasn’t ready to pay $30 (how did it get that high?!) for a physician copay to have it removed from my son’s foot.

Warts are not a pleasant topic.

If you’ve ever had a wart, you know how hard it can be to get rid of it.

And it’s worse if you’ve got more than one wart. Once they start spreading they can really be tough to get rid of.

About 1 month ago I was helping my youngest get changed for bed. I don’t remember now what happened or why I noticed it, but I saw two small “somethings” on the sole of his foot, near the heel.

Got a wart that needs to go? This Natural Wart Remedy is the cheapest one around and it really works! I tried several natural wart remedies, but this worked the best. Would YOU try this?


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I wouldn’t have thought much of them, except for the fact that I remembered having a plantar’s wart when I was a young girl.

It was painful and it took a long time to get rid of it.

I think we went to the store and got an over-the-counter wart remover and I applied it over and over again.

And they’re gross.

Back to my son.

I took a closer look at his foot and scraped a little of the surface off of the skin.

It felt hard underneath, and I could see the tell-tale little brownish-black dots in the center of a pattern.

The dots are called wart seeds sometimes, but they really are little blood clots.


Anyway, he clearly had two of them.

Then, my son showed me a “callous” on his toe.


It was a big one. But was it really a callous?

I went to the internet and found a site with a great diagnostic information.

How To Tell the Difference Between a Callous and a Wart!

To tell the difference between a callous and a wart, you press on it:

  • If it hurts pushing straight down on it–it’s a callous.
  • If it hurts putting pressure on the sides (by squeezing it)–it’s a wart.

Sure enough. No pain pressing down, but when I squeezed it, my son wasn’t happy.

Now it was time to try to get rid of them.

Natural Treatments for Warts

We’d tried using oregano oil before on a wart on my husband’s finger.

It really worked great, but we weren’t consistent enough to get rid of it, so it’s still there.

One day we were on a road trip. I put the oregano oil on it and within 3 hours it went from being a raised wart to being level with the rest of his skin.

So I tried the oregano oil on my son’s foot for several days.

Again, I wasn’t consistent enough and no surprise–nothing happened.

I really wanted to be consistent with the oregano, but life was getting in the way.

So I hopped back on the internet and even asked my fans on my Facebook page for their ideas. (hop on over there if you haven’t already, K?)

Well, let me tell you, there were loads of ideas….

Plantar Wart Remedies

  • OTC topical treatments (not going there again)
  • super glue (doesn’t sounds very natural to me)
  • apple cider vinegar (I did this once for a wart on my hand. It ended up burning the surrounding skin and was super painful)
  • banana peel (the inside of it)
  • concoctions of all sorts
  • cutting them off (not an option. No way)
  • removal by a physician (I’d read over and over that the wart often comes back. This is the case for one of my son’s friends.)

and one that really caught my eye.


Yeppers. You all remember my post, Unbelievable Ear Infection Natural Treatment, right?

Well, at the time I tried that in my son’s ear (of course, after reading all over the internet that urine therapy has been used by many cultures for many years and there was even an international convention on it–so don’t think I’m just so crazy that I’ll try anything that I read on the internet–’cause I’m not), I was already trying this on my son’s warts.

But I wasn’t sure if it was going to take care of the more stubborn ones so I didn’t want to share it yet.

Well, now you can see what happened and judge for yourself:

Got a wart that needs to go? This Natural Wart Remedy is the cheapest one around and it really works! I tried several natural wart remedies, but this worked the best. Would YOU try this?

How to Treat a Plantar Wart

  1. Have child urinate in a cup (we had a cup specially designated for this task to avoid unpleasant “glass confusion” :-).
  2. Cut small pieces of cotton that will cover the affected area.
  3. Soak cotton in urine and squeeze to remove excess.
  4. Place cotton piece on wart.
  5. Cut duct tape in appropriate shape and cover the wart and cotton completely.
  6. Repeat one time daily.

We did this for a few weeks. It would have gone faster if I’d remembered to change the cotton daily, but I forgot occasionally.

But every day we noticed an obvious change in the big wart.

Plantar Wart Healing a Bit

Plantar Wart Healing a Bit

And now, this is what his toe looks like:

Plantar Wart Gone

All gone except for some peeling skin.

And the other warts are gone as well.

Even while we were treating the first 3, one more showed up on the other foot (lovely) and that one is gone as well.

Now, I am thinking the oregano oil would have worked if I had been more diligent, but I would forget sometimes and frankly, urine is a lot cheaper.  But if you’re squeemish about the urine thing, then hop over to Native American Nutritionals and get some oregano oil. It’s great stuff and is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. I’ve even heard of folks treating MRSA successfully with it. Now that’s something to have on hand, you know?

If you’re curious about  why I recommend Native American Nutritionals, you can read my who series on Which Essential Oils Company is Best.

But I tried the urine also because the testimonials were so emphatic.

One was even pretty hilarious.

A man said his whole family had been plagued by plantar warts–except for him.

He thought it was because he had the habit of urinating in the shower, so he thought his feet were getting a natural anti-wart treatment every day.

I don’t know, but interesting, huh?

I’m not sure why my son got all of these, but they did start when he was wearing footie PJs and during winter when he was wearing winter boots around a lot, and his feet would get all sweaty.

I never liked those footie sleepers because they made my feet sweaty and sweaty feet are like a breeding ground for warts.

No more footie sleepers for him.

And no more warts for him either.

Happy mom!

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  1. i wish we can skip all the chat and just say what the cure is and be done with it
    reading all is is alnost as bad as the wart on my foot

    • Sorry to have bothered you. A blog is also a way to connect w/ your readers so that is what I try to do. Thanks :).

    • @rj Maybe you are rude and not thankful. You had the alternative to stop reading and try crazy glue. Maybe not commenting would be better than having a negative comment on such interesting blog.
      Thank you @Adrienne for your post. I need to get rid of the nasty warts.

  2. Alex guzman says:

    I’m going to try this! I have had warts for years and years. I have these planters in clusters and on top of each other. I’ve been beginning to see some form on the side of my foot and even close to the top. It’s so excruciating and I can’t sleep. It’s 1 am and I’m so glad I came across this. Hopefully it works for me

  3. I want to try this on my son’s warts. What exactly did you use for the cotton, and how often did you change the urine?

    • I used “DIY” cotton balls or store bought ones. I typically get the cotton out of supplement bottles and save that. You could do either. My goal was changing it daily, but I didn’t always get that done.

  4. My daughter has had warts on her hands for the past 2 years. We tried treatments at first but the warts came back. For about the past 2 months she has had a wart between her fingers. It is really starting to bug her. Have you ever had to treat warts on your hand? Do they work the same way as warts on your feet?

  5. Well, my partner says his ex used to drink urine, so this is not that hard to take ????

  6. Was the oil or oregano diluted or put on straight? I tend to think that the urine is a lot safer than any essential oil put on without dilution. The frugality cracks me up too. Here I have been throwing away my urine!!
    I have had a wart on the back of my left hand on the first knuckle of the index finger. It’s a very hard spot to keep a bandage on. I have had it since the mid-80’s. Seriously, a long time. I have tried all the over the counter things, frozen off by a dermatologist, and it has come off by knocking into the pocket of tight jeans too many times. It always grew back.
    This blog post is very helpful. The pictures of your cute little boy toes are helpful and also hopeful. I will bookmark this idea and try it when I get a chance. Thanks!

    • Thanks so much! I think the oregano was straight but on the wart it didn’t hurt – the acv was horrible when it started to work :(. Hope it works for you!

  7. well since duct tape is also a wart remedy, we’ll need to do an experiment to see if the urine is making a difference or it’s just the duct tape.

    does it smell?

    • I agree, however, there is so much anecdotal evidence on the internet about urine working, even without the duct tape, plus the cotton is between the duct tape and the wart so the “duct tape not letting the wart breathe” theory doesn’t apply when the cotton is there b/c it wouldn’t be an air tight seal. Do you follow?

      I didn’t notice a smell at all :).

  8. When you were going through this treatment with your son, was it painful for him when walking? I have tried some DIY treatments on a plantar wart I have had on the ball of my foot for 10 years, and each time it is so painful that I can hardly walk once it gets to the later stages of the treatment. This was the same when I had it removed by a doctor (it came back like you said you heard). Just wondering what kind of pain this method enduces. I’m a teacher and on my feet all day, so I’m a little nervous to try again.

    • One of my boys’ warts were painful, but I don’t think that the other one’s were big enough to hurt. I am so sorry. This method wasn’t painful at all for either of them. I so hope it helps you!

  9. jemmunro says:

    Over the past few years, I have tried several different methods to get rid of plantar warts on both feet. Duct tape didn’t work for me because it wouldn’t stay on my feet. I had limited success with the Dr. Scholls freeze away, and the same limited success with other salicylic acid products – the warts seemed to go away, but returned within a few months. About 3 weeks ago I tried a combination of two things. Every night before bed, I applied 2% tincture of iodine to each wart and once the iodine was dry, I applied a layer of clear nail polish. Within a few days of this treatment, I noticed that the warts were no longer painful or uncomfortable to walk on, and within a week, they were gone. I did continue the treatment for several more weeks to be certain that they were completely gone, and so far so good. Hope this helps.