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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.

Massage Method

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Combine 10 drops of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of olive or almond oil.

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Massage the oils onto the affected area. Continue massaging the area three times a day until the callus is soft.

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Remove the callus with tweezers when it becomes soft.

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Add three drops of tea tree oil to the area and cover it with a bandage until it is healed.

Soak Method

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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.

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Soak the affected area in the mixture twice a day, patting the area dry afterward.

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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.

Cover Method

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Rub the affected area with three drops of tea tree oil until it is clean.

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Mix 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel with ½ teaspoon of turmeric. Apply the mixture to the callus.

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Cover the area with a bandage at night and leave it on until morning. Repeat this process every night until the callus is healed.

Warning

See a doctor if your callus is red, hot, bleeding or cracking. These symptoms could indicate an infection.

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Rose Welton

Rose Welton is a journalism major and a freelance writer. Her education is focused on nutrition and early childhood studies, making her an expert when it comes to writing about health and children's growth and development. She has written numerous articles and blog posts on various topics for online publications and has also worked on an Internet news team.