First of all, I was skeptical Apple Cider Vinegar would work- i'm not going to lie! But over the last six years I had seen two dermatologists about a mole on the very end of my nose. Both of whom tried to remove the mole by means of freezing, and shaving. Both times it came back. Its been quite the journey for that little guy...but I really wanted to get rid of him. So, I gave ACV a try after reading this site. Started the regime a little over a week ago with scratching the mole with the broken end of a toothpick, essentially roughing up the surface a little then applied a cotton swap about the same size of the mole soaked in ACV over the it aplied a band-aid to hold it in place over night. Did this three nights in a row. The first day it bubbled a little. Nothing too noticeable. Second day after I took off the band-aid in the am. it has scabbed over looking black. (just like everyone said it would.) the third day I took a hot shower and afterward i peeled the scab right off and it left a crater sized hole. Honestly, I looked like a mess - but i prevailed and by the fourth day I could already see the damaged skin reviving itself and starting to heal. Today its day 8 and you can hardly see anything. My skin is looking healthy. I'm thrilled. In the back of my head Im worried that some how it'll come back just like it has in the past, but only time will tell. I am truly amazed it worked. Also, truly grateful to have found this site!
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Posted by Nelda (Deltona, Fl) on 11/02/2009
Better But With Side Effects:
I used acv on the side of my face near my left eye using acv for about 5 days with a small piece of cotton saturated with acv and covered with a bandaid. The mole turn black and scab I could feel the acv burning. The mole fell off and left a red mark and scar. I put lavender oil on during the day and Ted's remedy of honey and nutmeg at night on the scar. It's been almost 2 months. The red is gone and the scar is starting to go away...I don't think the scar will go away completely, but a little powder does cover it up. I'm really happy with the results.
ATT: To let everyone know this was my fault for not protecting my face with VASELINE around the mole. I have another mole on my face and I will use VASELINE :>) this time. Good Luck to everyone!
Posted by Ruthie (Houston, Tx) on 10/25/2009
ACV got rid of my mole in minutes! I had a mole -the kind that's raised and rough to the touch- grow within the last month or so on my front torso. It was itchy and had grown enough that it was bothersome.
I'd read somewhere that if I doused a cotton ball with ACV and just rubbed the mole, it would come off.
I tried it last night: doused a cotton ball and started rubbing the mole.
At first just flecks of the mole started to come off. Then after about four minutes of gently rubbing the mole and 3-4 cotton balls later, half the mole was gone! It was disintegrating little by little -kind of like a scab would- and I was a little worried because although it wasn't bleeding, it was leaving a red/bloody 'footprint' on my skin. There was a little blood on the cotton balls which turned the cotton ball dark brown (i assume the reaction of the blood with the vinegar) but other than that, it took about EIGHT minutes for the mole to be completely OFF!
I wiped the newly mole-free area with one more swipe of a cotton ball and put on a small bandage to keep it from chafing from my shirt while I slept.
Right now, a day later, it looks like it's scabbing. I 'cleaned' it again today with another swipe of ACV and it stung, but subsided.
I don't know what'll happen, or if it'll grow back, so we'll see, but I would rather have this scab than that itchy nasty raised mole!
I did not do what most have done, which is to leave the cotton ball on for days; I just literally rubbed the mole off in minutes. Not sure if that would work for everyone.
Good luck to you!
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Posted by Brian (Staten Island, Ny) on 10/05/2009
ACV for Moles
I recently read about Castor Cream and Apple Cider Vinegar used for removing moles, so I tried one of each on two different moles on my neck.
I applied both for a couple of hours each day for about two weeks (using a soaked cotton pad of ACV, held with a bandaid, and simply applying the Castor Oil with Baking Soda on the other).
While the castor cream seems to have little effect, the ACV definitely worked. A couple of days after the tip of the mole scabbed I felt the mole with my hand, scratched it a bit and it felt as if the scab just fell off. I went to check it in the mirror to find that the whole mole itself actually fell off!
ACV definitely works for mole removal.
Posted by Vernetta (Tampa, Fl) on 10/01/2009
I stumbled upon this website by accident about 6 months ago. I have tried several of the suggestions mentioned for different ailments and they have all worked. I tried the remedy for mole removal using organic apple cider vinegar from the health food store. I had this ugly mole on my neck and I must say that after soaking a cotton ball and applying it to the mole at night for 5 days, securing it with a bandaid, I am mole free. Thank you so much for that helpful suggestion. I have also been using the organic apple cider vinegar on my melasma (face) applying it directly on the skin using a cotton ball and it has lighten the areas on my cheeks and forehead. I think in a few months the melasma will have faded completely.
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Posted by Tara (Worcester, Ma) on 09/23/2009
Better But With Side Effects:
I am on my third day of the ACV mole treatment. I am treating 7 moles. 3 look good (turning black scabbing etc) However another 3 of them look bigger and slightly lighter than before. They look inflammed. Has this happened to anyone? I am not sure if I should continue the ACV treatments. I really want this to work and want the moles gone.
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Posted by Ruhruh1979 (Gun Barrel City, Tx) on 09/23/2009
I cannot believe how well this worked! Last week I swear a mole popped up on my back outta nowhere. It was itchy and very annoying. I was seriously considering going into a doctor to see about having it removed. I've had 2 kids, a little shot in the back shouldn't bother me too much, but I absolutely hate going to the doctor. So, I googled natural mole removal and found out about acv and then found this site. After reading just about every feedback that was listed on the site, I figured why not give it a try. I can always go to the doctor if it doesn't work.
I started this on Sunday afternoon. I used one of those cotton rounds that you usually use to take off nail polish with. I folded it into quarters, put it over the top of my acv bottle and put some on it much like when I put nail polish remover on it. I then took a slightly larger bandaid and this little triangle fit perfectly on the center of it. Put it on my back and let it do it's work. I changed it again before I went to bed, and took it off when I woke up, and kept on going. The only time that I went without it was when I went somewhere, and as soon as I got home, I reapplied.
It's now Wednesday evening, and the mole is virtually gone. It's been painless. I have a little red mark where the scab fell off, but it is soooo much better have this irritating little mole driving me nuts when my shirt rubs on it or while trying to sleep. I have had no burning of the skin whatsoever. I imagine some are much more sensitive to things, but I've never had issues like that. I'm so happy this worked, because iodine is not an option for me since I am allergic to it. The only thing about it is that acv has a strong smell and my husband thought it was hilarious that I smelled like salt and vinegar potato chips. HA!
I have a couple of more moles that I want to try this one, but will wait until I get back home after being gone this coming weekend. I'm still leery about trying to do one on my face, but I think I'll try that as well. :) I also used a cheap store brand bottle of acv.
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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
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
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
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Posted by Fefe (Chicago, Il) on 08/14/2009
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.
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Posted by Radiogal (Chattanooga, Tn) on 08/01/2009
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
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!! :)