Mole Remedies

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Apple Cider Vinegar   129  11   

Posted by Ally (Tumon, Guam) on 08/21/2009

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  Please help! I used ACV on a small mole on my face (above my lip). I was extra careful in only putting the ACV on the mole and covering the surrounding area with vaseline. My mole is scabbing over after one day; however, I am experiencing SO MUCH inflammation around the site. Is this normal? My skin is all red and inflammed around the mole. I am concerned. Please give advice. Thank you to everyone!

Posted by Bahocha (New York, New York) on 08/20/2009

I am in the process of trying the Apple Cider Vinegar for a new mole on my face. I have so MANY questions about people's progression using this product. I would love to start posting on here more about my progress so that I can possibly help other people.

Posted by Nebby (London, England) on 08/18/2009

[YEA]  Basically i had 3 moles on my face which were about half the size of the end of a pencil erazer. So i read all the stuff on here about using apple cider vingar, so i thought i might aswell give it a shot so i did.

But before i applied the vingear, btw i used normal white vingear that was the only 1 at my house at the time. So basically i cut my moles quite alot using a scissor untill they were bleeding... your probably wondering how i cut them up.. but basically how i cut them was using EMLA cream 5mg, its basically a local anaesthesia cream which is available from chemists without prescription :D:D. I applied it onto my moles for 1 hour, untill the moles and skin around the moles got numb and then i cut them up abit with a scissor.

Once that was done i got a bottle of vinegar, took the cap off... and held the entire bottle of vingear on each of my moles for about 20mins each it burnt abit but the vinger penetrated the moles straight away coz the moles were cut up :D. in about 7 hours i noticed the moles went black but were still abit soft... then about 24 hours later they became hard and scabby... i didnt peel them at all.

4 days later whilst applying vaseline the mole scabs were healing up and then it just peeled right off! a slight pinkish scar but u cant even notice it honestly.... its the best method to be honest!!! and u dnt have the headache of using a bandaid everyday...!

btw i only used the vinegar for 20mins! and that was it... i didnt even need to use a bandaid and soaked cotton wool for 1week like the rest of the people here...

Posted by Mikal (Phenix City, Alabama) on 08/16/2009

[YEA]  hello my name is mikal i'm from phenix city alabama. I was born with a large mole on my neck. I was always made fun of in school cause of it. It measured at a size of a dime i found this web site and i saw the (apple cider vinegar) I said to myself i've got to try it so i went and got the items and started using them it has been three days and it has gotten alot smaller .I'm happy now knowing that its not going to be there much longer I'm just going to keep using it until its gone. Yhank You very much Earth Clinic

Replied by Mikal
Phenix City, Alabama
hi this is mikal it was took seven days and my mole fell off im so glad its off thank you

Posted by Fefe (Chicago, Il) on 08/14/2009

[YEA]  I had this mole on my face for as long as I remember. I'm simply writing to share my amazement with how the method worked in removing my mole! I scraped the mole with a clean needle and then I applied vaseline on the skin around the mole. Then I took a cotton ball and soaked it in Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) product. I placed it directly on the mole and taped it down with normal tape. I left it on 1 hour and then washed it and took it off. I did this for a week however I didn't do it every single day (I did it every other day and I was skeptical so pretty much I thought I was wasting my time). The mole dried up and fell off. There is a tiny pink spot but I can cover it with even pressed powder. I'm sure it will disappear though.

Replied by Melissa
Burlingame, Ks
What do you mean you scraped it with a needle?
Replied by Dana
Los Angeles, California
Did the pink spot ever go away?
Replied by Summer
Baton Roiuge, Louisiana, Usa
... I came on line in search of a remedy to the moles I have on my face. So I am into day 2 with the use of ACV.... I coat the surrounding skin real well with thick coats of Vaseline to protect. But so far I see a darkening of the moles. I have 3 flattened moles near my cheeks, several smaller ones the size of a pen point (those I can live with). But I am so hoping this works, I had them once laser removed but they returned. So I will be posting my progression with ACV.

Posted by Radiogal (Chattanooga, Tn) on 08/01/2009

[YEA]  I am still amazed! I had a large brown freckle/mole (about 1/4 inch) on my chest. I'd had it checked by a dermotologist to make sure it was benign (it was), however, it seemed to be getting slightly larger every year. Used the ACV technique I found here: saturating a small piece of cotton/placing on mole/covering with bandaid/leaving overnight. Did this about half a dozen times, and not even on consecutive nights. Was amazed how the mole came off in layers. Each morning, after showering, I'd dab with some hydrogen peroxide. When the last layer fell off, the skin underneath was slightly pink, and now I can't even tell where the thing was. Fabulous!! Thanks EC and to everyone who posted this cure :D

Posted by Liz (Madison, WI) on 07/29/2009

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar removed two flat very dark moles in about two weeks. I applied the ACV overnight consecutively for about a week and a half, and once they both scabbed up (they became very black and a little hard), I did not touch them. Then a week later, both fell off! The skin is still red, but both moles are completely gone. The most importnat thing is is that you don't pull at the scab and take it off yourself too early, otherwise you might only get half the mole and it increases the risk of scarring. You really have to be patient, and put up with the scabs until they fall off. Thank you soo much Earth Clinic, I love this site!! :)

Posted by Buster (Dime Box, Texas) on 07/26/2009

[YEA]  ACV Removed my pea size mole in 2 1/2 days only a small red area left that is turning lighter every day, I recomend trying ACV it is cheap and does not take that long, Plus there is very little pain through the whole process.

Posted by Kayla (Ottawa, Canada) on 07/22/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  So i tried this, and it did remove my mole, BUT it wasn't completely off, so now its a big scar with tiny moles under the skin, but atleast it worked ! :)

Can I remove my other mole by doing this process SLOWlY, (like maybe weeks or months depending) and only dab it in the daytime when I am awake and can continue wetting my mole with ACV ? Can I also do this on a FLAT MOLE without getting a scar ? Help pls ? Has anyone tried this on a small flat mole, and was not scarred ??? Thanks in advance ! xD

Posted by Earthella (Leitchfield, Kentucky) on 07/16/2009

[YEA]  After reading about some "yeas" concerning the use of apple cider vinegar to remove moles, I decided to try it. It really, really works! I had an irritating mole center bottom of my sternum that I covered with a tiny piece of cotton drenched with apple cider vinegar. It fell off in 3 days. No scar, no scab... smooth as silk. I reapplied the cider 2-3x a day and kept it covered until it was gone.

Posted by Aldo (Brisbane, Australia) on 06/02/2009

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar removed a mole in 7 days!!! I have to admit, though I am very interested in natural remedies, I was very skeptical that just simple ACV could help to remove a mole. But, for just a few dollars spent on band aids and ACV, why not give it a try?

What I did:
Used a sterile needle to "rough up the skin a bit" over the mole, just break the skin a little, but not try to make it bleed. Then I used a corner piece of tissue and folded it 3-4 times and made it into a neat square. Then I put some ACV into a spray bottle (it is so much easier to apply then) and sprayed enough to soak the tissue. Finally apply it to the mole and cover it with a band aid. I did this twice a day.

In just a couple of days, the mole seemed to transform into a scab. On the seventh evening, it almost fell off (with a little help from me when I saw it came three quarters off by itself anyway. I have to admit, I only very very gently tugged at it and it just fell off.

Now, I am applying honey to a piece of tissue paper and applying that to it. I heard elsewhere on this site (and subsequently others) that honey is great for the healing and minimising any scarring. Well, the ACV worked, so why not give that a try!

By the way, the ACV I used, says it is organic but it didn't even have "the mother" in it, and it still worked!!! Now I have started doing 4 more flat moles, it is day 2 and they are all looking exactly the same as the first one did on day two! Wohoo!

Thank you to all of you who posted before, it really encouraged me to give this a try. Thank you too earthclinic, you are doing a wonderful work!

Replied by Peter
San Diego, Usa
I used neosporin on it and the reddish mark is little to none. I'm not sure but it might slow the effect of the ACV slightly but i don't really mind as long as there is no red mark for me it's fine. This is day 2 for me with the ACV and it has started to scab but there is red mark and also it's on my face and none of my friends seem to notice.

Posted by Xena (Singapore) on 05/31/2009

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  pls cud any kind angel help me, my wedding is cumin.. N I'm stuck with a brownish reddish mark surrounding my mole that I've tried to remove using apple cider vinegar. My mole is almost gone, but the surrounding area is troubling me, cause it makes it more obvious. I'm scared tht it might be permanently be there. I've applied so much of aloe vera gel but it does'Nt seems to lighten at all.I guess the surrounding area of my face is burned by acv. Pls how do I get my original skin colour back fast. Help me! Warning to those, trying the acv pls protect ur surrounding skin especially if it's on ur face. pls give me a solution guys... Thanks

Replied by Kayla
Ottawa, Canada, Ontario
Try Honey ?
Replied by Bonn
T Or C, Nm
Try putting a circle of petroleum jelly around the mole. Just get some vasaline on a q-tip and swipe in a circle around mole covering read area, hope it helps!!
Replied by Abez111
Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
ok so heres my question, I have a mole in my private area, and I want to use avc, im from england. Im 16. Is it just the organic apple cider vinegar, in like a blue bottle? or the one in the see through bottle? I hope some1 can answer this as I am desperate

Posted by Angie (Los Angeles, CA) on 05/27/2009

[YEA]  ACV: Used it to remove an ugly mole

I am so excited about ACV. My 10 year old son had a mole right at the center of hix neck on the back, the size of an eraser. He refused to wear anything without a collar, and insisted on wearing his jacket to school just to cover the mole. Apparently he was getting picked on at school. One day I found him on the internet trying to find a way to remove the mole, that's when I realized this was more serious that I thought. I jumped on this site and tried the ACV. I put it on with a Q-tip morning and night before he went to bed and covered it with a band-aid. I only put the acv on the mole. By the fourth day it turned black and flat that is just peeled off. My son was so happy, he's now wearing his regular t-shirts without a collar! I love collars shirts but I just want him to wear anything without being self conscious about himself. Thank you for your wonderful postings. You have made my son very happy.

Replied by Kayla
Ottawa, Canada, Ontario
Hii, Im Kayla and I will be trying this method out, because it seems that Acv is the most effective for mole removal, this has encourage me to attempt removing the mole that has been bothering me for years. Thank you everyone for your stories and opinions. I will start this project today and will report back once I am done the operation! XD

I hope this really works!!! :D *crosses fingers*

- Kayla ! :)

Posted by Diane (Ottumwa, IA) on 05/20/2009

[WARNING!]  Do not use the Apple Cider Vinegar on your FACE. I for some reason decided to remove the skin color mole on my face with ACV. It looked like a large pimple and I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time. It was interesting to watch my skin-colored mole turn black and scabby. I knew it was working, but the ACV left a hole in my face that may be a permanent scar. Now, instead of a pimple, I have a huge crater in my cheek. I am very scarred, and to top everything off, the granulation left after the mole came off this morniug while I was washing my face, far too early, and I know from experience, this will male the scar worse. The ACV also took another area that had no mole and now there is a small black spot. Perhaps it was there all the time, now it really is visible. I don't know how bad the scarring is going to be, but I am kicking myself for even thinking of it. I wish I had tried the Coconut oil or the Lugols for my face first.

I am using coconut oil, mederma, and aloe vera for the scar, also currently taking Hylauronic Acid, all my vitamins, and Serrapetase. Wish me luck.

Good Luck To All.

EC: Can you please tell us exactly how you used the apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar has been one of the top remedies for facial acne on EC for years, but people typically just use a cotton ball and apply it like toner.

Replied by Diane
Ottumwa, IA
Re: ACV and moles on the face. The method I used with such disasterous effects was a tiny piece of cotton saturated with ACV "with the mother", covered with a bandaid on the area for five days. The bandaid hid the section where a new mole was forming due to the ACV. I kept the cotton in place the whole time and every time it dried out I replaced it, or re-wet it with the ACV.

I repeat, this method is not recommended for the face. I'll let you know the results when I finally heal. I am also using Ted's remedy of honey and nutmeg on the scar and sleeping with a silicone sheet on the area along with silicone gel and coconut oil. At this point, I don't know if I still have a mole or not, I can only see a deep depression and a small new mole in the area.

Thank you EC,
Take Care All,


EC: Thank you for the update! Much appreciated...

Replied by Diane
Ottumwa, IA
First, I also pierced the mole several times with a sterilized needle. I think this is one of the keys to a successful mole removal regardless of which method is used.


Replied by Tatia
I agree you need to be careful with apple cider vinegar on delicate skin areas like the face. I used acv last year to clear up a pimple patch on my chin. I was desparate to get rid of it and held an acv soaked cotton ball to the area for about 5 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes that night. I totally burned through the skin and got a big scab that took 10 days to heal! It's strong stuff. I now use 3% hydrogen peroxide to pimples. I can hold it to the pimple for 10 minutes and it doesn't harm it, only cures it.
Replied by Michelle
Melbourne, Australia
[YEA]   I actually tried using the ACV method on a large black flat mole on the side of my chin, which I've had since as long as I can remember, it's very noticeable, I think the method is working quite well for me...even though the process isn't completed yet, and the method I used is slightly different...

On the first day, I started out by soaking a small piece of cotton wool the same size as the mole in ACV and stuck it on the mole with band aid before I went to bed. The next morning I removed the cotton wool, but instead of replacing it with a refreshed one. I also removed the band aid and instead used a cotton bud with 1 tip soaked in ACV and gently dabbed it on the mole, I did this several times a day, and only taped the ACV soaked cotton wool on when I go to bed at night. I repeated this process for a few days and by day 3, a scab formed in the affected area. When I tried to dab some more ACV on the area, it stung quite badly so I stopped using the ACV altogether...initially I thought the method had failed for me...but then, a few days later when the scab was thick and dry and peeling off, I had the urge to peel the whole scab away, I did just that and I noticed that some of the pigmentation had peeled away too, and the mole was fading in color. Upon seeing this, I thought, maybe it's working afterall. So I waited for about another week (not using the ACV anymore), just waiting for the scab to reform. Last night I checked the affected area, the scub had dried out, hardened and peeling, so again, I peeled the scub away, and another layer of pigmentation came the mole has turned from pitch black to a light gray shade and is becoming far less noticeable. I'm intending on sticking to the process...but I won't use the ACV anymore, at least for the time being because it's just too strong, it would only sting the area...I'm just going to wait for the scab to reform and then peel it off again. So I only used the ACV for the first few days or so, just to form the first scab, to set a benchmark for the process...I haven't used the ACV ever since then. Although I can't guarantee that this kind of method I'm using will work, and there's no concrete results since I have not completed the process yet...but I believe it's working, and it's working well for me at least.
In my case at least, the ACV was very effective in the beginning to form the scab.

I think the process of removing flat moles is rather different to raised mole removal...with raised moles, I hear they tend to just fall off...but with flat moles, I was told you need to peel the skin away layer by layer, especially if your mole is colored like mine (due to excessive pigmentation) sounds scary and painful, but when I peeled the scab away both times, it was virtually painless for me, it didn't even bleed. I don't even need to apply any essential oils or vaceline to speed up the healing process. I leave it all up to nature. As I wait for the scab to reform, I don't do anything and just leave the mole alone.

But then again, everyone is different and results will differ with each person...I'm just sharing my experiences, and the method which I just thought up as I went along...some of you may be worried that I'm probably taking a risk, but in all honesty, it's working well for me, so far so good. But there's no guarantees.

Replied by Margaret
Tallahassee, Florida/Leon
My advice is to go to a dermatologist. My neighbor played around with the home remedies and her face got out of control. She developed skin cancer and died. Dr. Sherman Williams Skin Clinic in Tallahassee on Thomasville Road took a mole off my nose and it was easy and painless. Try it it is safe, dont play with your body.
Replied by Jenjen321
Edmonds, wa
Diane, My moles are flesh colored and look just like what you described yours to be. I am struggling with the burned skin around the moles too. I only kept ACV in place with a bandaid for one night, thank goodness! In the morning (this was a few days ago) I could see that one of the pieces of cotton had dislodged and actually indented and burned an area next to the mole. Since then I have only used a q-tip to gently touch ACV to the moles and with plenty of A & D ointment around them. I should have done it this way from day one. How is your skin healing with coconut oil? I have that and have read that it can be used for mole removal as well. Please let me know how you are doing, as that will give me hope. I'm scared that I won't heal and I'm kicking myself too!

Do you think that flesh colored moles respond differently than the dark moles?

Replied by Diane
Ottumwa, Ia

I'm in my 50's and my moles are all very deep. Even the flesh colored ones. I suspect the flesh colored ones are a different type of fungus, but I really don't know. It took at least 4-6 months for the holes to heal, but I have no scars and I would do it again happily. I used aloe, coconut oil, silicone, and Ted's honey, nutmeg & I mixed in a little cayenne pepper to the mixture. I also took as many vitamins as I could. Remember to take especially Hylauroic acid.

Hope you healed well also.


Replied by Diane
Ottumwa, Ia
[YEA]   Re: Moles, ACV, & scarring, & iodine

Just an update. After using the ACV on my skin colored facial mole, I can tell you I now have no scar. There was a crater and I was freaking, but after 4 months it filled in nicely. Used silicone, and Ted's remedy of honey and nutmeg. No mark, not redness, no scar.

I have since used the ACV and Lugols iodine methods to remove moles. Lugols's looked like it worked but the mole came back in about 6 months. It also left a scar that is still visible. For me, the ACV method works the best, but everyone is different.

Here is my advice:

1.) Experiment first on a mole on your body to see what works for you.
2.) Protect the skin around the mole.
3.) Scratch and rough up the mole.
4.) Be patient, don't freak out. Things will look bad, but if you do not form keloids, you will probably heal better than you expect.

Good Luck everyone!


Replied by Joe
Wpb, Fl
Hello Diane,

I have a few facial scars from cystic acne that left a few craters. Would your solution work with this or just moles ? What was your remedy ? Applied or orally ? dosage ? thanks Joe

Replied by Elsaeasterly
Elsewhere, Ca, Usa
Where did you find Ted's remedy? Did he recommend silicone also? Do you purchase that as a cream?
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
One question which might sound silly but why do so many people here want to get rid of moles? Unless moles in the US mean something else than here in Europe we as a rule don't touch them other than when the dermatologist thinks that there is something wrong with them and even then he will do it himself. Aren't moles those brown things we get on the skin or do you people mean something else like warts maybe? Those we get rid of.

By the way, I am having no trouble getting rid of my warts with ACV. You just have to be a bit patient for a number of days and then they are gone, even plantar ones. Just don't use white vinegar as I did on my leg, now I have a big, dark stain!

Replied by Crazydogjack
New Castle, Pa
Personally I think moles are ugly and that's why I would get rid of them other than for a medical reason. Just my thoughts though...
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Hi Francisca,

I know it must seem odd to you as it does to me as well. What I am observing is that more and more people are convinced by drs. to just have the moles removed. It seems to be increasing at an alarming rate to me. They tell the patient that it would be a good idea "just in case" down the line it might become a problem. Now, it even seems to be the norm which in turn causes a lot of kids to be embarrassed of their moles and just want to have them removed for cosmetic purposes. What I then watch is the kids suffering for a couple of weeks stunned at how painful the procedure actually is. Then, on top of all this, they grow back again! And the procedure has to be redone because "they didn't cut into the root deeply enough!" At any rate, that is what I'm seeing here. And, to boot, the scars are really gnarly in some of the cases. So, your question is not silly to me as I have been unnerved by this being sold as the way to go. Lisa

Replied by Lee
New York, NY
Hi Lisa and Francisca,

I agree with you. When my son was in college, he went to a dermatologist for a minor problem. She convinced him to let her examine him for skin cancer and ended up having about 8 moles removed! I suggested that the fact that he had medical insurance, and perhaps the dermatologist needed to earn money could be connected. It was one of those "aha moments" in his young life. I'm hoping that it taught him to be a bit more cautious before simply accepting the opinion of one doctor.

To our search for a better way,

Replied by Hope
Country, Ab Canada
Hello, I read somewhere that moles & other growths could be caused from a

* Potassium deficiency. Hope you have a nice day : )

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Do you mean warts as well? I always seem to have skin problem. . . . Not really many moles but quite a few warts (got rid of a few with ACV and will continue after the summer), small growths some kind of warts as well, white spots. . . Always problems!
Replied by Hope
Country, Ab Canada
Hi Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France,

It may be helpful to read some of Ted's previous posts on these subjects. You may also find some interesting information using the Google search bar & typing:

* Potassium deficiency moles growths or change a few words in your search (Eg: Potassium deficiency moles warts, etc. )

Posted by Rita (Rio Rancho, NM) on 05/12/2009

[YEA]  Just wanted to thank you for the acv for mole removal remedy. I have had a mole on my face since birth. I did what many suggested on your site and exfoliated, then slept with an acv soaked cotton ball on the affected area. It took about a week, but the mole is now completely gone. My fiancee tried this same method, and his results were just as successful

I have since tried many more of your remedies. I drink acv daily, oil pull and take cold showers. My life is completely change for the better!

Thank you,
Rita Pohle

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