Apple Cider Vinegar for Mole Removal

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Posted by Jessica (California) on 06/01/2015

So I'm trying out this apple cider vinegar treatment. I absolutely dislike the smell and taste of vinegar and unfortunately I have a small flat mole right under my nose that I've been wanting to get rid of for the longest time. I've been using a mixture of castor oil and baking soda for about 5 nights and its definitely reduced in size but its taking quite a while. Before I apply anything I put coconut oil on the area I'm treating just to make sure my skin is safe and moisturized. For the apple cider vinegar treatment I'm dabbing a q-tip in the vinegar and applying it on the mole only, doing my best not to get it on the surrounding area. I will continue doing this every 15 minutes or so. For people that don't have a lot of time on their hands, I think I would do this treatment at night while sleeping. Of course you're not going to wake up every 15 minutes though so results may be different. I will update on how this treatment goes, fingers crossed.

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Posted by Rachel (Canada) on 05/22/2015
5 out of 5 stars

It's been a week since my first mole fled, and just a few days since the second one vanished. I only applied ACV about 4 different times, but each time I was spending about half an hour dabbing an ACV-soaked q-tip on my moles. I'm removing four moles of different sizes. The two that are completely gone were just a few mm high and the area is still pinkish.

The other moles were larger and needed more applications. One was on my hip and I just reduced the size of it instead of removing completely. I may go back and remove it but for now it's just a small flesh colour bump 3mm high, healed VERY well/fast. The 4th mole was an odd shape (none were cancerous) so I'm not sure yet if it's gone (some of it was flesh colour). For this one, I taped a cotton pad on it a couple times and the surrounding area was damaged (regret that). My method:

Dip q-tip in a little cup that has ACV. Dab with precision right in the center of the mole. Wipe away excess, but try to avoid applying excess. When the mole has dried up a minute or two later, dab again. Don't scratch the mole, but you can take the q-tip and rub slowly at the mole, allowing the mole pores to stretch and let the ACV in. When it comes away from the skin easily, stop applying any ACV and then Polysporin for the wound until it heals.

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Posted by Just Me (La Crosse, Wisconsin ) on 03/29/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hello everyone. I just went through treating mole removal using Apple Cider Vinegar. I started my treatment on 3/22/15, used a cotton ball saturated with ACV. I applied this daily for 3 days, it flattened out, turned black, scabbed over, the scab has come off now 3/28/15. I also used an emery board to rough it up but did make the mistake of accidentally burning my skin surrounding the mole. I am currently treating this with bacitrin and Mederma. Has anyone had their moles return after removal? Good luck to everyone who may be contemplating on trying this, you won't be disappointed. I wish I would have known about this so many years ago, this is amazing!

Replied by Lisa

Just wondering if you burned your skin around mole...what did it look like? I did same thing same process as you I have a freckle on my nose..I dislike so much..I applied Vaseline around freckle its kinda tough to only get on the freckle not the normal skin..

So after applying Vaseline I applied Apple Cider Vinegar to the freckle and I kinda tried to poke at it a little it bleed a little.. I applied more acv..I noticed a white ring around freckle..and redness around 2 today.. I woke up horrified that it's red and that there's a white ring around freckle so I stopped applying acv...and all day I have only been applying aloe vera...

with your experience did you also see the white ring..and redness and did it go away and how long did it take to turn back to normal...for it to look not red or no white ring..does the white ring go away?

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Posted by Lisa (Niagara Falls) on 03/18/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I used Vitamin E Oil around the Mole, apple cider Vinegar only applied to the Pea sized black Mole and to the bandaid, only applying it with a Q-tip to the area where the bandaid will be touching the mole. In about a week it was scabbed over and gone. I only had a wee bit of burning on the mole and found out that I'm allergic to the tape on the bandaids. Pretty much all healed up know with a minimal scar, which I am sure will also be gone by summer.

Replied by Tara

Hi, I have two raised moles on my cheek/chin area and I've heard good things about using Apple Cider Vinegar on moles to remove them but I've also heard about them getting infected, how easy is it for the moles to get infected when using Apple Cider Vinegar and should I do it?, thanks x

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Posted by Jerry (India) on 02/19/2015
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I read about Apple Cider Vinegar and everybody's experiences so I thought of doing this on a mole dark brown in colour over my upper lip which I had since really long. I did the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment for over 2 weeks with stinging pains some nights, I left it in on overnight for over 2 weeks. I thought it was a big mole so it would take time. Finally for the passed 2-3 days the top area dryed up amd the scab came off tonight. But whats left of it is like I have picked off the top part of the mole and the lower area is still left. It's kind flat and dry from the center area and yhe lower part is way lighter than it used to be. I don't what to do with it, have I removed only a part of it or is it swelling only the middle part from where the scab came off has alreay got hair growing on it. Please help!!! Should I continue or stop doing it??

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Jerry, I would finish up the healing with green clay.

Replied by Jerry

Tryed putting the vinegar again last night and it was stinging so I guess the mole is still there. But I still am not sure. Please suggest should I be doing this or should I stop? I have a wedding to attend in the next week, I dont want this on my face, PLEASE HELP!!

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Posted by Rebecca (Melbourne, Australia) on 01/04/2015
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

So I removed a flat black mole between my eyebrows three years ago with apple cider vinegar, and it didn't come back till last month. Do moles usually take that long to come back? I keep scratching the new one off (it kind of just looks like a very very light tiny freckle now but I'm scared it's going to grow to be huge again) so I don't know if it'll grow to be the same size or bigger than the old one, but it looks like it's only on the surface, which is strange. But every time I scratch it off, it comes back a few weeks later. Is this normal? Please help!

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Posted by Trey (Los Angeles, California) on 12/11/2014

Hi, I have multiple moles on my face. They are all flat and their sizes range from a grain of salt to a dot made from a generic fine-tipped sharpie.

I have decided to use apple cider vinegar to remove them and I just want to know some tips to quicken the process and/or reduce the side-effects. Also I was not able to find any posts about people removing FLAT moles successfully - all I found were for raised ones.


Replied by Mr. Ree

Dab a cue-tip in the apple cider vinegar and then dab it on a few moles before you go to bed...It will remove them in less than a month...I would just work with a few at a time...You may also dab the moles another convenient time of the day for you.

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Posted by Ally (Japan) on 12/06/2014
0 out of 5 stars

Hello everyone!! I love this site and I truly enjoy reading everyone's comments about their mole removal journey. I've had a small (3mm-4mm), flesh-colored mole above my lip for several years now. It causes me so much stress and, after reading this blog for awhile, I decided to give the ACV method a try last week. I roughed up my mole with a sterilized needle and surrounded the mole with Vaseline. Afterwards, I placed a Q-tip dipped in ACV on the site. Within several minutes, the mole had shriveled up and turned into a black scab. I left it alone for almost a week; however, I noticed that the skin around the mole site was red and raised. (it almost looks like I have a life saver around the scab). The scab came off to reveal a crater area, but the skin around it is still inflammed and red! Did I remove the whole mole or did I just doughnut punch the center of it? I have a crater, which looks worse now that the skin around it is still raised and red. Please help! Did anyone else experience this? I have been placing antibiotic ointment and Neosporin in the crater. Any advice would be much appreciated. I am so terrified that I ruined my face forever!

Replied by Timh
2100 posts

Make a small poultice of Comfrey Root powder and place over the affected area.

Replied by Rach
(New Mexico, US)

Did you ever get that outer area healed up ? I am going through the sane thing and I'm really worried... The scab came off today and I have the crater but the outer layer is raised slightly and brownish red

Replied by Jerry

Hi, I think even I am experiencing the same thing. Can you tell did it come out totally or what happened?

Replied by Jerry

Hey, I have the same situation. Could you tell me what happened to yours? What did you do? Plzzzzzz help!

Replied by KT

Ally and Jerry: I don't know whether this will help you, but I'll tell you what happened to me.

Years ago I got an injection in my hip. The area at the injection site developed a huge crater and it was there a very long time. My PCP couldn't advise me but ordered a biopsy that was "normal". I cannot recall how long it was there but I started to vigorously scrub over it with the towel after I showered. Once in awhile I would rub/massage the area with my fingers and eventually it filled in...I just assumed the stimulation helped regenerate the skin cells.

Since the areas are on your faces, I would suggest applying vitamin E (pierce the capsule) on the area after massaging and before you go to bed to help reduce scarring. Apply vitamin E before exposure to the sun. It would be best to use a small band aid to keep it covered. Taking vitamin E internally has also been reported to help reduce scarring.

I hope this works for you. :-) ~Kt~

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Posted by Fornickels (Long Island City, Ny) on 11/12/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Moles:

I did this for a small clear mole on the bridge of my nose. Worked perfectly with no burning, but I used vaseline around it. I'm trying it now with a larger, skin toned mole in the crease of my nose. This one is taking longer, on day two and still not crusting up. It's starting to get a little dry but that's it. Since this one is larger and clearly has a root, I think it will take longer.

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Posted by Sarah (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 10/08/2014

So I need help. I have had this mole under my arm for 15 years, it is about the size of a pencil eraser that is located in my armpit and I found the idea about ACV. So I have been soaking a cotton ball and putting it on the mole and it has been about two weeks. However it only becomes white on parts of it and when I take the ACV off it just got back to normal. I have not "roughed it up", because now everytime I put on the ACV it stings for awhile. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to try and rough it up? It is hard with the position of the mole. Any suggestions?

Replied by Morgan

Hi Sarah, I think roughing it up does help. My mole didn't turn into a scab until after I poked it with a needle, which I think helped the ACV get into the mole and scab quicker. As for your mole just changing back to normal after you take the ACV off, maybe you're not leaving it on long enough? Do you leave it on overnight? That is best.

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Posted by Anon (US) on 09/04/2014

I put a piece of cotton soaked in raw apple cider vinegar over the mole and put a bandaid over it. It was on for most of a day. The mole was small, maybe an eighth of an inch, raised a little, dark on top. The next day I scratched at the mole and it came right off. It's all healed now. The skin around the mole was unaffected. There was a little pink crater where the mole was, it's all healed now. Awesome. Thank you all who helped me.

I have two other moles I did the same thing to, but they are larger. They didn't come off right away, they are maybe a quarter of an inch, and raised. They have all been there for years. I'm allergic to the bandaid sticky stuff, so there is a red inflamed area where the sticky part touched my skin. I used just the sticky tabs on the other two moles and it made big red marks on my skin. One mole got pale looking, now it's like a scab, but red around it from the bandaid still. The other is like a scab, but it's black looking and still raised, and not red around it. I put the bandaids on them for three days or so. They all burned like people say. I'm waiting for the redness to go away so I can do it again using the whole bandaid, this time, instead.

I am very happy not having "stuff" on my face.

Replied by Ally

Hey Anon! Thank you so much for your post! I am so sorry to bother you, but I recently tried this method to remove a small (3mm) flesh colored mole above my lip. I scratched up the mole with a sterilized needle, applied Vaseline around the site, then applied a q-tip dipped in Bragg's ACV to the mole. The mole instantly shriveled up and turned into a scab. I was so excited to see it literally dissolve before my eyes. Several days later, the scab came off and much to my dismay I have been left with a small crater (still continuing to scab) and red, raised skin/inflammed around the crater. I am so nervous that I have destroyed my face forever! Did you experience irritated/raised inflammed skin around your crater? How long did it take the crater to fill in? What does your scar look like now? Thank you so much for all of your help!

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Posted by Adam (Sydney, Australia) on 07/22/2014
5 out of 5 stars

The ACV mole removal treatment really does work. I have started going bald so I decided to shave my head. When I did I observed that I had a huge, ugly, fleshy colored mole on the back of my head. I always knew it was there but you couldn't see it before since it was covered by hair. It was so ugly people actually commented on it and I felt pretty self conscious about it. I was always wearing a hat around to hide the foul looking thing. Plus it made shaving my head very difficult.

I began making inquiries and a doctor told me that it would have to be cut out and would require stitches since it was so big and was "quite deep" according to him. It was around this time that I discovered the ACV mole treatment from this website and I decided to give it a shot.

I used the organic ACV with the mother and every night, I roughed up the ugly mole; with a sterilized needle initially, and later, as it began to get smaller and flatter, with an emery board. I would then place a piece of a cotton make up pad soaked in ACV right on the mole, cover it with plaster and sleep with it on. I would take it off during the day to let the air get to it.

Within days it was scabbing but because it was so big, it kind of came of in pieces and all up, it took around three weeks before the disgusting thing was gone. It left a faint, pinkish scar but that is fading over time. It's pretty much unnoticeable now.

I have since used the treatment on small moles and they are usually done for in around four days.

This is a great remedy that really does work. It is cheap, easy and non-invasive. Thank you so much earth clinic!


Replied by Danny999
5 out of 5 stars

I've also removed a mole on my head, cheek and stomach. After 3-4 days of dabbing Apple Cider Vinegar it turned into a scab and fell off a week later. Now what's left is a pink mark and I was wondering how long it takes before fading back to my skin color?

Is anyone using any creams, oils, ointments to speed up the healing process? Thanks!

Replied by Larry
(Fairfax, Va)

Danny, To remove moles, did you dab ACV undiluted or diluted with water? Also, was it an organic, virgin ACV, with the "mother, " as they say? Thanks, Larry

Replied by Danny999
(Montreal, Canada)

The brand I used is Allen's Pure Apple Cider Vinegar.

so I guess it's pure Apple Cider Vinegar lol. Works well but hoping the healing process can move quicker

Replied by Jerry

As you said that it came out in pieces. Does that mean the top part dried up and came off, then the lower part and so on?
As I am doing the same for one on my face, it's quite big too, so just the top part dried up and came off and the lower part became kind of light in color but is only dried up from the middle. So did it happen like this with you?

Replied by Danny999
(Montreal, CA)
5 out of 5 stars

The mole completely scabbed and fell off in a few days

Replied by Katzie
(Calgary, Alberta)

Hi there. If you keep the skin well hydrated with a healing oil like jojoba, goji, castor oil and even olive oil - this will help increase cellular turnover, which in turn will speed up healing. There'll be rather a lot of action at the wound site for months yet below the surface, so keep dabbing on the healing oil of your choice several times a day, and you will notice positive changes within a few weeks.

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Posted by Chris (Uk) on 06/19/2014

I started using the ACV treatment method to a fairly large mole on my face after reading all the positive things about it, plus I have nothing to lose if it doesn't. My mole is raised and near the corner of my mouth. It's about the size of the end of a cotton bud (Q tip) so fairly large and extremely annoying. I'm now on day 3 and it has black patches on it, some that's heading towards black and some that still needs working on, it does now seem to have shrunk a little bit which was starting to worry me as it had been swollen. I'm currently doing the over night cotton ball taped to it with breathable surgical tape and working a cotton bud around 3 times during the day so it can air, I believe the air is actually helping. I also use vaseline right around the skin which is protecting it so far. Has anyone else experienced this with their mole? I'm guessing that it's not turned entirely black as the mole isn't able to be constantly covered during the night due to the shape. Does it need to go all black?

I shall carry on as it's feeling very crisp. The look of it doesn't worry me to much as I have had this sucker for 36 years so am used to people looking. I think my expectations have lengthened regarding how long it will take too so I'm not feeling so worried about its least it is progressing! :)

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Posted by Bamagal74 (Centreville, Alabama) on 06/04/2014
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I started using ACV to rid my face of a mole 3 days ago. I did use Vaseline around the area but I was very aggressive with the treatment since I'm going out of town next week. I kept a cotton ball soaked in ACV for pretty much a night and most of the next day. I really wanted this gone within 10 days, or at least gone enough that make up could cover. I have some pretty bad burns around where the mole was. The 'mole' is now very, very small and dark black so I think it worked on that, but my poor face around it :( I put aloe on it last night and I do believe it's helped. Is there anything else I can do to possibly speed up the healing of the burn? I think I'm more concerned about that getting better by next week than what's left of my mole. I do have sensitive skin I suppose...darn fair skin that comes with the red hair!

Replied by Kay
(Fl, US)

Use more the gel from an aloe plant; or rub in any of theses: olive oil, arnica cream, pomegranate oil, onion juice (or scar cream from the dollar store, made from onion), rose water, orange water.

Replied by Park
0 out of 5 stars

ACV worked in getting rid of my moles, but there were scars from the scabbing process. I read reviews that aloe gel works in healing scars from moles.

I tried aloe plant to treat the scar, but not the scar from my mole, I tried it on my hand instead, and it stings.. the aloe.. so I washed it away because obviously it was not working. the next day I woke up with allergic reactions on my hand from the aloe.

I looked for products that are actually clinically tested, and there's this one gel, dermatix silicone gel, it definitely worked.. in about 2 weeks the scars are almost unnoticeable.

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Posted by Kim (Oahu, Hawaii) on 05/24/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, it works marvelously. I had a dark brown mole on my forehead about the size of half a grain of sea salt, that I had since I was a little kid. I was always insecure about it and wore my fringe down to cover it. I decided to try the ACV cure. It worked amazingly! The only scarring was just a slight mark that was completely gone after 6 weeks or so (it was only visible really up close). I have dark skin, so the mark would probably go away even quicker for someone with pale skin. And now, you can't even tell there used to be anything there!

Here's how I did it: I took a sewing needle (sterilized by swabbing it with rubbing alcohol) and gently scraped the surface of then mole - the instructions I read described it as "roughing it up". Then, I soaked a cotton tipped swab in the ACV and rubbed firmly on the mole for about three minutes. It stung a little bit but not bad enough to hurt. Then I soaked a piece of cotton pad in the ACV and placed it on the mole, securing it with first aid tape. Then I went to sleep with it on. When I woke up, I removed it and once again rubbed it with the soaked swab. It just began disintegrating away! It was amazing! There was a little tiny "piece" of the mole still left, so I repeated the process on it and left it on for a couple hours. After that it was completely gone. Of course there was a little wound, and that's normal because you're removing the skin and the root of the mole, but it really wasn't bad at all. I didn't even need to cover it. I just wore my hair down as usual until it wasn't visible anymore. You seriously can't tell anything was ever there. Try it!