Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- ACV, Garlic and Iodine
- Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Bag Balm
- Banana Peels
- Bloodroot Paste
- Castor Oil
- Castor Oil and Baking Soda
- Castor Oil and Baking Soda Paste
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Sore Medicine
- Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide
- Garlic, Sea Salt
- General Feedback
- Herbal Creams
- Horse Tail Hair
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Aloe Vera
- Iodine, Tea Tree Oil
- Malt Vinegar, Vitamin C Powder
- Remedies Needed
- Salycilic Acid
- Scratch and Apply Salt
- Ted's Mole Theory
- The String Method
- Vitamin E
Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Moles
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cotton Swab (Q-Tip)
- Emery Board
Abrade the mole lightly with an emery board or the like, and then soak a cotton swab in apple cider vinegar. Avoiding the healthy skin, apply the vinegar to the mole until it turns white. You can do this several times a day, but take it slowly at first. The mole will scab over a bit and eventually begin to flake off, though you may still need to continue treatment until the mole is completely gone.
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/23/2010: Andrew from La, Ca, Us: "Hi, I have used the garlic & Apple Cider Vinegar method multiple times, but once the mole is removed, it always returns again! I dont want to say it's a mole but black raised skin always reappears to where I applied the acv(it's bigger than the original mole also). It seems like it's pretty loose skin, but it becomes soft and loses its hardness and scab like qualities as it heals. I have been applying vitamin E on it and my mole came off about 3 days ago, but should I keep applying vitamin e on this "mole" to see if it heals? Thanks!"
[YEA] 08/14/2010: Tacocat from Hyde Park, Ny: "I am 47 and had a pencil eraser size mole on my cheek for over 20 years. It was a raised, flesh and red colored "bump". One MD said it would need to be "scooped out" and cause a scar. So I left it alone until my sister so graciously said " get that big ugly thing off your face, it makes you look old". AHHHH, I ran home and found this site. Well, I slice and diced this mole up and it bleed for a few minutes. I put the vaseline around it. Used a qtip and every hour or so applied the ACV. This got redundant, so I put a small piece of the qtip cotton in a bandaid and went to bed for 4 hrs. Thats when I woke up having a night mare that I would awaken to a burned out hole in my face. So, I discontinued treatment at 3 AM! This mole looked white and blistery. It had a red ring around it, on the skin that received a bit of a burn from the ACV. The next day it was blackened and I got very anxious that I screwed myself! I alternated from honey to 100% aloe gel on a bandaid. The bandaids I used were the ones that you can swim with and keeps it very much sealed. It even looks good on. After keeping it moist (moisture is best for healing!!! ) for 2 days the scab softened and the whole mole kept diminishing. 5 days later it is completely gone and flat to my face with only a red healing spot that is easily managed with coverup. During the last 3 days of healing, I was not anxious about any scaring. Whew! I applied iodine 3-4 times a day and that help it the rest of the way. I recommend this treatment. ONLY, DO it gradually- like 4hrs in one day and NOT NOT NOT over night. Remember: You must score up the mole. It isnt pretty for a few days. And, I was extremely anxious the first two days. I can see where it can burn and scar if you are too aggressive."Replies
09/09/2010: Janice from Apex, Nc/usa replies: "Hi, am currently trying the ACV method for moles and wondered, did you only score the mole the first time you applied the ACV or on every occasion of applying the ACV? Wasn't sure if it was necessary on subsequent treatments or just the first time. Thanks! Janice"
09/10/2010: Crazydogjack from New Castle, Pa, Usa replies: "I only scored the mole once and applied the ACV daily and the mole fell off."
[YEA] 09/27/2010: Mrs. L. from New York, Ny replies: "This was nothing short of amazing! I had a noticeable mole on the side of my cheek. I never had it removed due to fear of scarring. After reading all the posts on this site, I had no doubt that ACV was the way to go. I lightly roughed up the surface of the mole with an emery board, soaked a small piece of cotton in ACV and secured it with a bandaid. I did this in the morning and changed the dressing in the evening. After three days, the mole looked softer and the outer layers started sloughing off. By the fourth day, most of it was gone BUT there was a fairly deep and very raw looking indentation. I applied a mixture of Vitamin E and rose hip seed oil several times a day. Within a week, the wound started closing up and within two weeks the area was flat but discolored -- nothing a little concealer couldn't fix. It took about four weeks to heal completely, no discoloration whatsoever and it's like it never happened! I can't tell you how thrilled I am with this remedy. It also worked like a charm on two other moles I had on my leg."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/11/2010: Danniella from Essex, Uk: "Last thursday I started applying cider vinegar (just normal cheap one from supermarket, it actually only says cider vinegar on the bottle) on my 2 raised and big moles on my face. First, I did what everyone said on this website, soak a piece of cotton wool and taped it on, but it wasn't very accurate and Apple Cider Vinegar dripped or wasn't perfectly placed on my mole. Even though I put vaseline all around my mole it still burned (not too bad, but very uncomfortable) SO since then I have just been using a cotton bud, soaking it in Apple Cider Vinegar and dabbing my moles and holding it on for about a minute or until my arm aches! (still with vaseline around my moles)as I am on my holidays this is very managable for me. I have being doing this a few times throughout each day. It is now Wednesday (6 days) and so far one mole is very sore, it has shrunk and is black and I think it's scabbing. I really do hope it falls off as others had said. The other mole is similar but hasn't made as much progress. Layers of the mole has come off in the shower though :) Around the mole the skin is pink and soft. I feel quite disheartened as it's on my face but perhaps I need to give it more time. I will update on any progress. ANY ADVICE FROM ANYONE? Should I keep adding Apple Cider Vinegar OR should I just leave it completely dry so it scabs?? Thank you in advance :-)"Replies
08/11/2010: Addy from Fb, Ga replies: "Hey Danniella. I too was recently working on two moles on my stomach and experienced the same as you. One mole went flat, turned black, scabbed over and eventually came off. The second mole came off in layers. Didn't quite get why but I kept at it. Seems to me it was just a little more stubborn than the other one. Since you are dabbing it with Apple Cider Vinegar and not covering it on your face, I would continue for a few more days then stop. My only recommendation is to let the scabs come off by itself. I became a little to anxious and pulled one off before it was ready to. I've been a little red where it was versus letting it do its own thing.. Perfectly normal looking skin on the other. Good luck! Addy"
08/17/2010: Danniella from Essex, Uk replies: "Sorry, one more thing mole removers! I DID NOT SCORE OR EVEN DARE try to damage my mole before I put Apple Cider Vinegar on. That's just scary and I don't know whether that is safe at all! Yes I know we're putting vinegar on our faces but I mean as safe as can be. So from my other comments that I have written, you can see that actually the outcome is still generally the same as those people who are scoring their moles first. Please be safe people. Doing it slowly is probably the best method and the best outcome. Just dab Apple Cider Vinegar on your moles with a cotton bud for a few minutes and not put cotton wool with a plaster on and run the risk of it touching/dripping on to your healthy skin. Your choice but just keep safe. USE LOADS OF VASELINE AT ALL TIMES."
[YEA] 08/18/2010: Anon from Newcastle, Uk replies: "I 'had' four moles on the right side of my face which had bothered me for some time... After reading the feedback on the use of ACV to remove moles I decided to give it a go, I scored each mole with sandpaper and applied ACV with a cotton-bud directly to each mole over a couple of days until they turned darker in colour and scabbed, over the following week I eased the scabs away from each mole leaving the skin free to heal with absoluteley no sign of any of the moles remaining... Fantastic Remedy! , Thanks Earth Clinic & its Contributers."
08/25/2010: Danniella from Essex, Uk replies: "Please help. I posted a few times a couple of weeks ago about my 'successes' of removing my moles with Apple Cider Vinegar (2 large raised ones on my face). All seemed fine and am currently treating my scars etc.... BUT NOW, my moles are reappearing over the scars/crater! They look even bumpier and worse than the original moles. Has this happened to anyone else? I feel so disheartened to have gone through this whole process (let alone the highs and lows of emotions) to find that this has all been for nothing. As the moles are on my face, it's obviously visual to others and so I've avoided seeing anyone over the last few weeks. This has dented my confidence even more. Please help me anyone."
08/25/2010: Addy from Fb, Ga replies: "Hey Danniella from Essex, Uk. I noticed the other night that two moles popped up just adjacent to a previous mole. This has me curious.. Did it seem to be a little stubborn and come off in layers or did it all turn black and come off at once?
I removed two moles.. One with Apple Cider Vinegar w/o mother(kitchen brand) turned black, fell off, end of that one. The second one with organic avc with mother took a little work. It came off in layers.. I think it took about 3 weeks before it fell off. I thought it strange but now that someone else got it.. I'm curious if anyone knows what happened?"
08/26/2010: Danniella from Essex, Uk replies: "Thanks Addy for replying. I thanked you for your previous comments a few days ago, as well as updating my progress but they didn't submit my comments for some reason?! Anyway, they both went black and scabbed up. I'm going to number them to make it easier to explain. Number 1 mole: It's hidden slightly by my hair so I left completely alone and it shrunk and I kind of nudged it off gently. This one came of in layers. This one does not look as bad. This one is a crater and the outside circle is brown. I am not sure if this is going to grow into a full mole??
Number 2 mole: This one was more visable (under my eye) and so I did tug at that one. This one is the worse one so maybe you must have to leave it completely alone. Unfortunately as it is on my face I really feel I can't just have this horrible scab hanging of which is why the most visable one I really needed to get it off. Underneath it was very white and soft almost liquidy. The mole is growing over the crater more and more every day. I used cheap cider vinegar from the shop."
08/29/2010: Wafaa from Tucson, Az, United States replies: "Hi Daniella. Did you try reapplying some ACV with Q-tips to the new growth. I'm theorizing here, but it could be that you didn't get all of it the first time around (that is all the mole cells, since moles are caused by benign abnormal cells), so it's growing back. Especially because you mentioned it was hard to get rid of."
[YEA] 08/30/2010: Karen From Oregon from Sealrock, Oregon replies: "I had a black mole on my neck that finally had to go. It was getting in the way of my clothes & was growing a bit each year & was getting way too large & ugly. I sliced a garlic & put it over the mole & secured it with a band aid & left it in place for 3 days. (not getting it wet) I then removed the garlic & didn't put another back on for 3 days. After two rounds of the garlic the mole started to dry up, scaled up, & started shedding layers off until it was all gone. Yea! The whole process took about 2wks. Or so."
08/30/2010: Lee from New York replies: "Did you smell like garlic during the 3 days? I've tried, unsuccessfully with ACV, dandruff shapoo, h202. I'd love to try your method but am worried about the smell. Congratulations to you!"
11/24/2011: I Hate My Mole from Virginia, Va replies: "I started the ACV treatment on the 18th on a slightly raised mole in between my eyebrows YIKES THIS TOOK ALOT OF BRAVERY about the size of this "O". I read all of the comments on this site and felt real confident based on others results that ACV was the way to go. I lightly scratched my mole with a sterile needle and applied ACV with a Q-tip and held it in place for about 5 mins about 3 times a day, I was really scared of permanent scarring so didn't leave it on all night.
Second day the mole turned black and went flat and twice the size (it almost looked like a had a mono-brow), day 3 it looked like it was lightly scabing but definitely not ready for it fall off or even pick at, so I continued with the treatment, I had some swelling around the mole also I guess I burned my self even though I used alot of vaseline to protect the surrounding skin, wasn't too worried about that.
By day 6 I was getting really worried that the mole was not scabbing as others had described and was still swollen but now it looked like the mole had sunk into a crater, so I decided to stop the treatment.
Since last night (23rd) I've been using vitamin E oil and triple antibiotic to help with the healing. 24th it seems to be healing but still a little sore and red around the mole and the scab is no longer black but has turned to a dark-ish brown. Im going to let it heal completely and hope for the best. Has any one else had a similar experience? Does it sound I like I did something wrong? Would appreciate any feed back or advice as I obviously want this darn thing gone.
PS, I had my mole checked and was told it was a benign mole."
08/10/2010: Luckystarz77100 from Milwaukee, Wi, Usa: "I have just started the ACV treatment for a 'pencil eraser' sized mole on the side of my neck. I roughed up the surface quite a bit and started use, I only put the ACV on at night while I'm sleeping so I assume the process will be slower than others. I'm on day 4 and the hard dark scab is on the mole, but the very bottom edges are still soft (discolored but soft like the original mole) is there anything I can do?"Replies
09/18/2011: Cyn from Fern, Fl replies: "I have a question- my moles are flesh colored. They are not like regular moles that are brownish. And they are all over the right side of my face I look so horrible and I am so depressed because of them. Should I give the apple cider a try or would it be way too much scarring?"
09/19/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Hi Cyn, what if you try the apple cider vinegar on just a couple of moles first and then see what happens. Lily."
[YEA] 07/09/2010: Milana from Toronto, Canada: "After reading all the posts here, I also decided to try ACV with mother in it on my mole. I had a mole right beside my nose that became bigger in the last few years, it looked like a bump. At first I wasn't sure if ACV is good idea, I mean it is my face, but. . . For one week I used a part of cotton ball(swab was too small) and soaked in ACV, then pressed against the mole. No scratching or anything else. I did that three times daily(kept for ten minutes) for two days. Nothing happend. . . Well the color was a bit lighter, not very noticable. . Then on the third day I soaked the cotton ball in ACV, squeezed ACV out, so the cotton just felt wet, but looked almost dry. I again placed it on the top of the mole and kept it there firmly. It started to burn in the first two minutes, but I didn't remove it for about half an hour. . Well, I removed the cotton ball,and a black scub covered my mole. The next day I did the same, maybe for twenty minutes, and the day after that I decided to stop using ACV. Scub was very dry and fell of next morning. Five days, and mole was gone for good. As for scar, there is none. It was a tiny wound, then became a layer of dry skin, and now there is a pinkish spot only. My husband was quite sceptical and asked me if I know what I'm doing, but the day the scub fell off, he came back from work, and there was a loud: "I can't believe, it is gone!"
So, the same day I decided to remove a way bigger dark brown mole on the side of my neck, usually covered with my long hair. It is size of a raisin,quite big and raised. My father has the same kind almoust on the same spot. . . The thing is that the top of the mole was quite dry, I suspected, it was from hair coloring. The mole is just between my ear and the hair line. With this one I didn't squeeze out the ACV completely, I used it over night, four nights in a row, and that made my mole look vey wet and it started to break in small pieces. But just the previously dry part(top). Then on day six the rest of my mole became way bigger,looked scary for a bit. There was no burning. . . I remembered what I did with the first mole, I squeezed ACV completely out of the cotton, used the bandaid as before and kept it overnight. I did use some vaseline around the mole, but it was so big and raised, that there was no contact between the skin and the ACV cotton ball. There was burning and kind of painful to touch after few minutes,but my mole was a black scub next morning. So, in my case it helped to squeeze ACV out of cotton, it almost felt/looked dry before I used it on the mole. My second mole is now very dry scub that is barely attached to the skin. It is day nine now,and I think it will be gone tomorrow. So,now I want to thank everyone for sharing your experience,it did help me in a big way. I made right decision and two moles are gone in about two weeks!"Replies
07/09/2010: Milana from Toronto, Canada replies: "My apology everyone! It seems that I had a scub, well it is my own version of english. Sorry, I certainly mean a scab. It is gone today and I am standing in front of the mirror for most of the time this morning. 30 years old mole is gone..."
[YEA] 08/03/2010: Gibman70 from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom replies: "Used vinegar on a small, but very raised facial mole. Pricked it with needle all over first. Mole flattend right down level with skin, scab formed within hours, came off 5 days later - no mole! Can't believe this works... And best of all didn't even have any Apple Cider Vinegar so used regular malt vinegar. Now will buy some Apple Cider Vinegar which is no doubt stronger and better for use on the few other moles I have on my body. Incredible solution!"
08/16/2010: Jeyanah from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada replies: "I was wondering, I've been doing the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment for moles for around 3-4 days, I have a raised mole in the middle of my right cheek around the size of a small pea, and it's not really turning black or scabbing over like all of the other posters' have been.... It's just looking all red and a bit rougher/harder but it's not a scab.... Is that normal? I've already tried this once with no results, and another time I tried it and it scabbed over and when it fell off, it was just a raised skin bump.... So I'm doing the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment again on that skin bump, and like I said, its not scabbing.... I really need this off, help please?!"
08/18/2010: Crazydogjack from New Castle, Pa, Usa replies: "Hello Jeyanah in response to removing a mole on your face.... I read a post on earthclinic from another contributor that you have to initially poke holes the mole with a sterile needle a few times. Then apply the ACV daily. I just did this with a little mole on my cheek. It took a week but I am happy to report the mole is gone! I also applied Tea Tree Oil antiseptic the last couple of days when it was healing. Best of luck to you! Leslie"
[YEA] 08/21/2011: Sebastian from Eindhoven, The Netherlands replies: "Wow! This stuff is amazing!!
I had a mole on my forehead for my entire life, and as long as I can remember I wanted to get rid of it. I'm so glad I found this site, here's what I did :)
I applied the ACV on Friday, by holding a cotton swab soaked in Applecider vinegar against the mole.
It turned black after 20 minutes so I decided to leave it like that for the day and only applied some drops of ACV on my mole before going to bed. The next day the mole was black with a white ring surrouding it. So I held a cotton swab to it for 20 minutes again, and applied some drops before going to bed. The next day, sunday it was, the mole started to look like a scab, only it wasn't hard yet. I decided to leave it like that and didn't touch it for the next four days. In those days, the scab became hard and just fell off! The mole was gone and there was only a small cratar looking scar left.
After a week the cratar filled up and now you can only see a pinkish spot where the mole had been my entire life."
[YEA] 06/05/2010: Susan from Windsor, Ontario Canada: "I stumbled across this web site quite accidentally. I had a pea sized mole on my right cheek which I had hated for years. I decided to try the ACV. For the first three days I used vaseline around the mole and left a small piece of cotton ball soaked in ACV on 24/7 secured with a bandaid. I changed it frequently throughout the day and before bed. Within 4 days the mole scabbed and on the fifth day it fell off. The skin around where the mole had been was a little red so I used an antibiotic cream and a bandaid overnight. This took the redness away. I can still feel some of the core of mole and there is a small part that is not completely gone. My plan is to now dab ACV on with a q-tip several times a day to get rid of the last bit of the mole. Thank you so much for this site. To be rid of this mole after all these years so simply and so inexpensively is wonderful."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 05/23/2010: Sue from Va, Usa: "I tried the apple cider vinegar method to remove a mole on my belly. I roughed up the mole and applied the ACV with a cotton ball taped into place with band-aids, twice a day for 2-3 weeks. The mole sort of dissolved away, but always left a red spot, not just normal skin. I didn't start using vaseline (later, virgin coconut oil) on it right away, though. Maybe that is the problem, because the red area has turned into a keloid scar that is not going away, though I have been applying pure vitamin E oil to it morning and evening. It has been a couple of months...any suggestions, please??!! Thanks to all who write with various issues. This is a phenomenal website!"Replies
05/24/2010: Pat from Hunlock Creek , Pa replies: "Sue from Va. If you find a solution, please let me know I have the scar on my wrist and its driving me crazy. Thanks"
05/24/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I used white vinegar for a few days on my leg and was left with a unsightly dark stain. No idea how to get rid of it. It looks far worse than the wart I had which was hardly visible. Any ideas?"
10/11/2010: Gil from Johannesburg, S Africa replies: "Some people have mentioned that with the mole gone, there is a keloid scar left. Try SSKI or Potassium Iodide on the scar that is supposed to take the keloid away. With some of my moles (none on the face) I have removed them by tying a hair around it, but they are the type of moles that have a 'neck' to them. Overnight they dry up and next day they fall off."
04/20/2011: Pauli from Fresno, Ca replies: "Gil, you were very fortunate to have moles come off in a day using the hair-tying method. I once tied one off near the hoo-hoo and it took so long to come off I was afraid I was going to have to go to the doctor and be the source of his next gyn joke, but fortunately it finally came off. It was very, very painful toward the end too--could hardly sit down--can't recommend it."
[NAY] 04/21/2010: Ashlee from Naperville, Il, Usa: "My girlfriend tried ACV on a cotton swab after scoring her 2 facial moles. They both left leaving craters in her face. She could handle the craters (because she knew they'd heal)but now the moles are coming back, which she's not too happy about. Especially since they already came back once before with a vengeance (getting bigger) after a failed attempt using H2O2."
[NAY] 04/15/2010: Mitch from Birmingham, United Kingdom: "i tried the acv on two moles i have on my back ive had for years since i was a child. one on the center of my back that is about the size of a pencil eraser and one slightly raised on the bottom of my back. I filed both moles with an emery board and dabbed with a qtip some apple cider vinegar on both everyday for about a week and kept them covered with band aids im on about day 5 now and the moles havnt really changed except the biggest one on the center which is really sore and gotten bigger im a little worried and unsure if i should carry on is this normal. Thanks to any replies"Replies
04/15/2010: Jane from Wisconsin Rapids, Wi replies: "Reply to Mitch, Don't give up too soon. The ACV will sting at times and the mole will look sickly and bigger, but eventually it will start to get smaller and scab over. Worked on a mole on my neck that I had since I was probably seven years old. I treated the mole for 2 to 3 weeks. Only a small scar is left now. Much better than having the mole there. The ACV sure beats the price of having to go to the doc."
[YEA] 08/13/2010: Laurie from Saukville, Wi replies: "I want to share my exciting story. A few weeks ago as an experiment I began putting ACV on a mole that was approximately the size of two pencil erasers wide, and about one pencil eraser rasied. It was dark brown/black and ugly. Been there forever, located in a hard to reach spot on the back. Anyway... Began by putting lots of neosporin all around the mole, about an inch all the way around, so that the ACV would not irritate the surrounding skin. Then began with q-tips dipped in ACV, and also used cotton balls soaked in ACV. I did this for 3 days at bedtime, each time covering with a band-aid. The mole began turning lighter brown day by day. It was also itching, but I figured that's part of the healing process. So after 3 days of ACV, I gave it a few days off from the ACV and on those days I would put on either neosporin, coconut oil, witchhazel, turmeric paste or combinations of the above to soothe the itching. After that I followed with a few more days of ACV application, and then a few more days of soothing with the above remedies. Patience is important since each person is different and each mole is different. I am happy to say that the mole is gone, and in its place is a light pink circle. I will continue to apply the soothing ingredients as needed until the itching stops completely, and until the pinkness is gone. Needless to say, I was amazed at the results."
[NAY] 08/31/2010: Mitch from Birmingham, Uk replies: "Thanks Jane for replying sorry it took me a while to get back. I carried on with the treatment and it seemed to have not changed. It swelled and now has gone back to its original size but is quite sore on the base but I have had to stop treatment as I go on holiday in the sun and is quite awkward to pursue in everyday life."
07/19/2011: Rz from San Diego, California replies: "Hey, I just wanted some advice. My mole came of today, but I'm not sure what to do. The skin where my mole used be is not my skin color, it's more like a really lighter version of my mole. It's really light black. I'm not sure if I should keep applying apple cider vinegar, to completely get rid of it (I'm afraid it might come back or stay like that) or to begin the healing process by applying vitamin E oil."
07/20/2011: Joey from London, Uk replies: "I have raised moles on the back of my head and body I have just ahd 2 liquid ntrogen treatments by my dr on the ones on my head and it has had no impact except for damaging the skin around them. I have just come across this forum and have gone out and bought ACV. Will try tonight on one on my body to see how it goes before trying on my head.
I will post again with progress fingers crossed."
[YEA] 03/01/2010: Eartha from Takoma Park, Md, Usa: "I have had a raised mole about the size of a lentil under the right corner of my mouth since birth. Never bothered me, though it grew slightly larger as I aged, and for the last few years I have thought about removing it -- but did not want to pay several hundred dollars to have it done by a doctor. Having seen a side view of it, while having my hair cut recently, I decided I was ready to say goodbye to it.
Natural home remedies are always my first line of defense, so when I went on the internet and came across all the positive results using ACV I laughed at how simple this could be.
I followed instructions roughing the skin up. I didn't have any unused sand-paper or emory boards -- so I used (LOL)a small piece if a cracker with a very rough surface. It did the trick, so I then applied the ACV with the tip of a cotton swab, dabbing for several minutes until it formed a hard black scab. I soaked a small piece of a cotton pad and covered the mole with it using some regular clear tape to secure it and slept with it.
The following day, I wasn't sure if I had roughed up the undersides of the mole(as it was raised)so I sterilized some cuticle scissors and scraped around the mole with the sharp tips -- again applying the ACV with a swab -- and again covering it with the soaked cotton pad.
Foolishly, I did not apply petroleum jelly to the surrounding skin, so the area became quite burned and inflamed. ACV is VERY strong, and I probably used too much, too soon -- so for the next few days I used only a little hydrogen peroxide to cleanse the area and vitamin E to heal the skin.
The mole had formed such a hard tight scab that I became doubtful it would come off. But I hung in there, and after a week it became loose enough to remove with a little prodding. There was still a trace of the mole underneath and since it was slightly raw I applied the ACV again with a swab.
There is a much smaller scab there, at present, I feel confident that the rest of the mole will come off, or at worst, will be greatly diminished. I will post back with the complete results."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 02/21/2010: Maydaybefore from Brussels, Belgium: "Just wanted to let you know i had a BIG mole on one side of my waist, ugly and blackish... i have used a cotton meche soaked in ACV to keep it wet for about 5 days - changed the cotton every evening and morning. I did not scratch it with needles or anything. It stang a bit and it was kinda painful (more like uncomfortable). The 6th day when taking a bath, it peeled off! Left an ugly scar for the moment but i'll keep you posted on how it develops, as it's only yesterday that this happened! Good luck and thanks."Replies
06/26/2010: Hope from Ab Canada replies: "Craters & scarring from mole removal...
After treating some moles for a few days (On the face) they started to disappear, but I also noticed the moles were leaving craters & lines around the craters that looked nasty.
I prayed to God for help & this is what He provided:
Some fresh comfrey was chopped up & mixed with Extra virgin olive oil, honey & nutmeg (Appreciations to Ted) put on a bandaid & applied to the crater sites. These were kept on over night.
The next morning was pleasantly relieved to see the craters were minimal & looked like they were healing nicely : ) The Comfrey, Extra virgin olive oil, honey & nutmeg remedy was used for the next few days as well.
The results have been impressive...NO HOLES, NO CRATERS!
There is some redness around the wound areas, but this is healing quickly.
Important note: Treatment choice in this instance was Lugol's iodine 5 %. I'm not sure about the apple cider vinegar but the iodine worked. If you are interested in removing moles with iodine, prepare yourself, it has quite a sting, but it also kills the moles & really it wasn't that bad.
* Using a Q-tip, put some maple syrup or black strap molasses on the mole(s) BEFORE the iodine.
Leave on for about 3-5 minutes THEN apply the iodine.
The reasoning behind this was if the mole was some sort of fungus, the maple syrup or black strap molasses would lure them out for a nice feast on some of their favourite food. Hopefully this would optimize the attack that was soon to come from the iodine (And just maybe minimize the scarring & cratering too).
* Comfrey...What an amazing gift!
* Keep the new wound(s) clean.
* Follow up with something that will help reduce the holes & craters (Comfrey mixture, aloe etc)
This is really important.
* Eat sensically & Alkalize your body before and during treatment. This will be supportive as the body works to repair the skin & assist in removing the mole(s). (Appreciations to Ted) Read more about this on Earth clinic & gather other helpful tools as well (Healing helpful herbs, foods,
activities & drinks etc.)
* Count the cost before doing ANY treatment. Pray, research, ask yourself questions...Be prepared.
Sometimes bad things can happen if you don't have enough knowledge...A little extra research,
patience & prudence can really payoff!
* Comfrey Mixture contents: Half a cup of Comfrey, approximately 3 TBSP of Extra virgin olive oil,
approximately 2 TBSP of honey & approximately 1 TBSP nutmeg mixed together in a jar.
* A Broccoli ointment was also used during the treatment, this was comforting & I think it helped.
* Iodine was applied to the moles several times a day. Everyone is different. The mole may come off the first day, maybe the second or third day. Please be patient.
* The above treatment lasted approximately 2 weeks.
Thank You God : )"
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 12/17/2010: Hope from Ab, Canada replies: "Update to iodine mole removal treatment, Use with caution! Moles came back after being removed!"
[YEA] 05/17/2011: Friend from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates replies: "I have had a mole on my private area since what feels like birth. It has been steadily growing over the years and reached a size a bit smaller than a dime. A friend of mine suggested a natural remedy, chemical free (as I am weary of making it worse) and suggested I use silk thread to tie it around the mole (to cut off the blood supply) until it falls off. The process is quite slow, but nearly pain free and good for raised moles. Thus far, I've safely removed half of the mole and the skin underneath looks a tiny bit scarred but healing well, which is amazing for a mole of this size.
Over the last three weeks, I've changed the string a few times and continued to keep the area clean with alcoholic wipes and iodine. I suggest using alcoholic wipes sparingly as that could irritate the skin. Also, I didn't have silk thread, so I used the regular thread from my sewing kit (which might have slowed down the process), sometimes soaking it in iodine to ensure cleanliness. As I mentioned, the process is very slow (3 weeks for half of a mole nearly a size of a dime) and the only results you will see for some time is the incision made my the thread getting bigger. All throughout, the string has to be tightened to adjust to smaller diameter. Only about a couple of days ago I woke up and the half of the mole tied with the thread turned black and even later that day and the following morning very hard. The next day I just pulled it off as it was hardly attached and ready. It was painless. At some points throughout the past 3 weeks, the skin looked somewhat discolored and I feared infection. Luckly, I took precautions with iodine and alcoholic whipes to prevent that from getting worse. This is working for me thus far, and now I'm using the same routine on the other half. I do recommend it. It doesn't require scratching with a needle nor using abraisive chemicals. I don't know if I would recommend it on a facial removal. It may not be the easiest, nor the least noticable way to do it."
06/05/2011: Karina from Mumbai, Maharashtra replies: "yeah guys the garlic stuff REALLY REALLY WORK!!!!!!"
01/22/2010: Chavezellavictoria from Quezon, Philippines: "i'm so happy i came across this website... i was planning to go to the doctor to have my mole removed, but then i found out that it was expensive. i wanted to get rid of my mole because it's becoming itchy, and i'm worried that it would become bigger. i've tried using olive oil for several days but nothing happened, then i planned to used VCO, but unexpectedly i came across your website and i read that ACV can be used to remove moles. i'm so happy that there is an unexpensive way to remove unwanted moles. i already applied apple cider on my mole. i know it will work... thank you very much. God bless..."
[YEA] 01/20/2010: Bonnie from Manlius, New York, Onondaga: "Ok, so I decided to rid myself of a very unattractive mole on the left side of my face, on my hairline. I brought my trusty bottle of acv to work (yes, work...I'm not so inclined to slap a piece of duct tape on my face to secure a stinky piece of acv soaked cotton while trying to sleep). Sitting cautiously behind my computer, so as not to pique the curiosity of my co-workers, I soaked a q-tip in the acv and applied it directly to the mole. I then sat and read Earth Clinc posts for ten minutes or so (hope the IT staff were on break). I started this self-inflicted facial hooplah three days ago and only did it once a day and today...it's gone! Of course, it looked like I had a science experiment growing on the side of my face for a couple days! It enlarged and turned blood red on day one, as if it were going to put up a fight (puh-LEEZE) and then it scabbed up and turned black the following day. As I read it it's last rites, it simply fell off! I swear I heard it whisper "I'll beee baaack" but ain't NO MOLE strong enough to withstand the power of pure, undiluted acv!
PS. Should you choose to do this at work, be prepared to answer the repeatedly asked question: WHAT'S THE HECK IS THAT SMELL?????"Replies
01/21/2010: Crazydogjack from New Castle, Pa, Usa replies: "Okay that was seriously the most entertaining post I've read in a long time! You should write a book of some kind...so funny!"
01/27/2010: Bonnie from Manlius, New York, Onondaga replies: "Why, thank you! I believe humor, and a positive attitude, are so important to our healing. I just posted some feedback on treating a headache with cayenne pepper and lemme tell ya....had I not laughed at myself, I probably would have cried! OUCH!"
12/17/2011: Crazydude from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "haha, I like the enthusiasm... I happen to be on my second day of treatment and it's scabbing up already, so I'm guessing it should fall off in the next day or so..."
01/05/2010: Jessica from Sacramento, Ca: "I have a question about ACV and Moles
I am trying the ACV treatment for moles. I have a few moles on my face and decided to try to get rid of them. I have put the ACV on a small piece of paper towel that has been folded so that it fits under one of those small square bandaids. Well, I left it on over night like I have read you are supposed to. I took off the bandaid in the morning to let the mole breath and such. I noticed it had bumped up a bit but I wasn't really concerned with it. Later in the evening I rubbed the area near it and brushed the mole. It popped and a clear liquid came out of it like a blister! Has anyone else had this happen?"
12/28/2009: Yui from Toronto, Ontario, Canada: "Hi, I have a question for those who had tried Apple Cider Vinegar on a flat mole about the size of a pencil eraser. When i was young i really hated this mole on my face, and i scratched it, thinking that it would remove it permanently, because i didnt know much about moles. It used to be raised, but after being scratched it became raised, turned flat and got bigger/darker. The size of it used to be smaller, now became the size of a pencil eraser. I read some feedback on this website and learnt that flat moles tend to have roots that are deeper than raised moles, and tend to have a higher scarring chance. My question are: since my mole used to be raised, but since i scratched it, it turned flat does not mean it has a deeper root now? And will it leave a hole if i remove it with ACV? I really want to find more about this before i use ACV on it, since it's on my face. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance! And Thankyou to this website also; I've learnt so much here."Replies
01/09/2011: Anonymous from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I'm currently using ACV to get rid of a slightly raised mole. When I began this treatment, I had already been (unsuccessfully) trying to get rid of the mole with a sulfur-based mask, so a layer of skin had peeled away from the center of the mole to begin with due to the exfoliation I did alongside this. I've been using the ACV method for about one week now (applying it to a piece of folded paper towel and keeping that in place with a bandaid). The middle part (where a layer of it had already worn away from the previous treatment) is continuing to wear away even more and become deeper. The mole seems to be peeling off in layers and these areas are kind of... soft, and when moistened with the ACV they turn lighter in colour.
Does it sound like it's working? If so, how long could I expect this to take? I've just noticed that many other people have experienced effects such as the mole hardening into a black scab and simply falling off, whereas I've experienced only a bit of scabbing and a seemingly more gradual removal process.
Also, as the surface of the mole was damaged when I began this treatment, and continues to be like this as I am peeling at parts of it, the ACV stings a bit when I reapply it. This subsides after a few moments. Is that okay, or should I stop the treatment and let the skin heal before continuing? I know some have successfully removed a mole quickly by scouring its surface, but I'm just weary of overdoing this. I am aware that it may result in a scar... not too worried about that though, as I'd rather have a scar than this mole.
Any responses to my queries wold be greatly appreciated. Thanks."