Apple Cider Vinegar for Mole Removal

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Posted by Jessica (Yorkville Illinois) on 02/10/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I just experimented on my face the apple cider vinegar technique. In the last couple years I have developed a lot of new moles and sun spots on my body. one has developed on my face . It actually looked like a freckle for the longest time before it started to raise. I put apple cider vinegar on it. I took gauze tape and cut a hole about the size of the mole and maybe a tiny bit smaller, (so the Apple Cider Vinegar would not damage my skin). Side note: did not think about this the first night and burned the skin around the mole but I started noticing it come off after the first application. After all of the mole was off, it looked as if maybe I had a big pimple that I had been picking at. It wasn't pretty or easy to cover with concealer. But I also believe it's all about the recovery.

Did some research, took a couple things from dr Christopher's website on skin healing and abrasions. It recommended the bone and tissue formula for healing the skin tissue as well as the bone and tissue salve. I didn't want to buy the salve online so I took some from the capsules, added it to a little olive oil and used that topically. I would leave that on for a couple hours, rinse it off, then put calendula gel on it for overnight. Every morning, I took a collagen supplement with a vitamin c. The area is almost healed and you would never have known there was a mole there. But like I said it's all about the recovery. It might seem like a lot but I was a little frightened after the first night and permanent scarring so I don't want to take any chances with it looking worse than before. FYI, went to the dermatologist and he said he would not be able to remove if and if he did the scarring would be worse than the mole, and also told me collagen supplements would be useless. I work in the natural health and food industry and I proved everything wrong that he had told me, not to mention saving a lot of money instead of going to a plastic surgeon. Hope this helps. Complete success on my end!!!

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Posted by Ashley (Akron, Ohio ) on 12/24/2013

I need help A.S.A.P. So this is my second day using avc and my mole is super black and the skin around it is really red. The mole flattened out and became black but hasn't scabbed over yet. Should I be patient for the scabbing over? because I haven't seen any yet! And I'm afraid to use more because of the burning around my mole! PLEASE HELP! I'm afraid I ruined my face :''''(

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Ashley,

If it were me, I would try coconut oil or castor oil on the mole and surrounding skin. Either (or both) should be soothing to the skin that is burned. Both have been reported to work on moles, it appears to take longer than the ACV. You could continue the ACV if you want, but be sure to put coconut oil or something on the skin around the mole before using the vinegar, to protect it. You might read the posts under moles where people used castor or coconut oil.

If you use the coconut oil, do use the cold pressed extra virgin stuff that smells like coconut. I think other processing will take out the things in it that are helpful.

Let us know how it goes!

~Mama to Many~

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Posted by Deborah (Northeast Ohio) on 11/09/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Had a pretty big, ugly mole on my neck all my life. Put ACV cottom ball on it for an hour while I watched law and order, picked off mole. it bled for about 15 minutes and looks perfect, fine no redness, or burned skin. I but a little bacitracin on it. I could not be happier

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Posted by Vanessa (Los Angeles, Ca) on 11/01/2013

Hi everyone I recently saw a video of a woman removing a raised mole on her face using acv! I've been looking remove a mole on my bottom that's about 2 inches big and dark nasty looking I've been really insecure about this mole for 24 yrs!!! So I started the remedy on the 28th of October and now I'm on my 5th day and it really hurts and its red all around but it seems to be working the dark pigment seems to be falling off but today I put Vaseline on the mole since it was a bit irritated. Is that ok? Or should I put something esle?? help!

Replied by Tropic

I would not put vaseline on it as vaseline is made from petrolatum (petroleum jelly). Maybe put on some olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin e oil.

Replied by Beth

Hello!! I am in the same situation... I have/had a mole on my face and I started using ACV on it and it is completely flat and has shrunk tremendously, now I have had this scab on for two days and I keep applying the ACV on it and still burns but I am not sure if it's burning my skin or the scab?? Would you suggest putting vitamin E on it to heal or continue the ACV??

Replied by Vanessa
(Los Angeles, Ca)
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much I did put the vasaline on the mole and it did get much better! It's still a bit red around but not as bad! The Apple Cider Vinegar seems to be working it shrunk my mole! I've been letting it rest for a couple of days putting aloe vera gel & vasaline it seems to be healing the only part that I still have about half an inch left of the bottom layer im not sure if its going to scab off but today after work I'll be putting Apple Cider Vinegar again!! I really do love this remedy I cant belive I havent heard of it before!! So much better than spending alot at a doctors office!

Replied by Vanessa
(Los Angeles, Ca)

Hi everyone!! So I've been doing the Apple Cider Vinegar remedy for a week now and I had let it rest for 2 days or so. So yesturday I decided to apply the Apple Cider Vinegar again on my mole whitch had shrunk already by an inch but I still had the bottom layer left so last night I slept with it and today in the morning I up it on again for like 2 hours and now it's yellowish! ?!! Is that normal? I got a bit scared so I just put vasaline on it and covered it with a bandage does anyone experienced anything like this is so please give me some advice!!

Replied by Kathryn
(Jupiter Fl)


I am thrilled to hear about someone else using the ACV on a larger mole. Mine is about the size of a nickle, raised, and on by face by the hairline. I've had it forever and when I went to a dermatologist for removal, he said it was not cancerous, that he had to check all my skin since I have generations of skin cancer in the family, and then he said he wouldn't remove it. I needed to make a second appointment and pay cash since insurance would not cover the removal. Needless to say, I didn't go back. So, tonight I am trying the ACV. Was going to try the iodine until I read all the positive ACV results. Will let you know how it goes if I can find my way back to this site. :)

Replied by Vanessa
(Los Angeles, Ca)

So it's been 2 weeks since I've been doing this remedy and Im happy to announce that it's gooonee! OMG I can't belive it that nasty looking mole on my bottom is gone!!! I've had it since birth and now we went our seperate ways for good! :) Im only left with a red patch but it's healing I've been using Tea Tree Oil to reduce the redness and from scaring! But I highly recommend this remedy if you dont want to burn a hole in your pocket I litterally spend $15 on the Apple Cider Vinegar vasaline cotton medical tape and the Tea Tree oil! I strongly recommend to put vasaline around the mole so the skin around it wont get irritated! Good Luck!! I love this site! :)

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Posted by Vee (Texas) on 10/30/2013

I have small moles on various parts of my body and decided to get rid of them. I started with a small mole that I had on the side of my breast. I simply dipped a cotton ball in ACV and left it on the mole overnight with a band-aid. Sometime during the night the band-aid come off. I DID THIS ONLY ONCE-partially due to laziness... But over the next few days the mole get noticably smaller & darker-almost like a little scab. Then it just came off while I was in the shower. I have a very, very small scar that is currently healing in its place. I have lots of small moles on my face that I'm going to be cautious & try this on next, starting with one just under my neck. I'm a believer.

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Posted by Tasha (Uk) on 10/18/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Hey I have been using ACV on 2 moles on my face and today is day 5! I have been using a qtip and dipping it into ACV then putting it on my moles until it hurts. Now both the moles have scabed up and one is actually half coming off my face? I really want to pick it off but I know if I do it will scar what do you recommend and shall I continue using ACV or shall I let them heal up on there own now??

Replied by Tasha

**Mole UPDATE**

Hey guys its been just over a week now and both of the moles are now completly gone!!! I am actually shocked and amazed this has actually worked! So thank you guys!! I was scared at first as both the moles was on my face (one flat and one raised) I would say another week no1 would even know I even had any moles on my face!! (AMAZING!! )The flat mole was easier to come off and the raised one made the area around the mole very tender.

*TIP* As soon as the mole turns into a scab STOP USING THE ACV! Let them heal and fall off! And wash your face with clean water and avoid the face scrubs.

I am defo going to try this on more moles now!

I am in shock and know it 100% works!!! I can't wait to show all of my friends my moleless face!!

Thanks Earth Clinic X

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Posted by Chris (London) on 09/23/2013
1 out of 5 stars


Well having read these apple cider vinegar for moles posts, I decided to take some moles off my back and face. The one on my back came off with no scar and completely removed the mole. The one on my face has left me with a large red scar the same size as the mole, it is ever so slightly raised and I have tried, coconut oil, silicone gel, and a few others to try and get rid of it, could anyone give me any advice on getting rid of it. I think we should be wary telling people the ACV way because it can scar, as I am living proof and I am a guy who is now having to wear makeup to save myself any discomfort :(

Replied by Skymama65
(Brattleboro, Vermont)

Scars are always red at first, then fade to pale. if you can't wait for the scar to heal, there are otc cream medications that work exceptionallly well.

Replied by Toourlady89

Hi, another suggestion to use for scarring would be Emu Oil, it hastens wound healing and less scar formation. It makes bruises disappear, so it will do the same to fresh scars. It works well as it goes thru several layers of the skin. They use it as a carrier oil for other medications for deeper layer effect. Apply Emu Oil liberally as often as you want. It also works as moisturizer..

Replied by Kathryn
(Jupiter, Fl)

Check out the pharmacy. They now make a gel-like dressing that is supposed to minimize scars. I think it has collegen or something in it and is supposed to be good for new scars.

Although this is difficult on your face, try to minimize sun exposure. Getting a sunburn on a scar or on the healing area can cause it to keloid, which is to raise and become hard. This happened to me about a year after I had some surgery where they removed skin from my arm. Thought it was all healed, sat out in the sun and got a tan, but the doner site burned and turned keloid on me.

You can also massage it with an oil to slowly, over time, break down the scaring, to make it flatter. About 50 years ago they recommended cocoa butter, but probably any oil will work.

The redness will be there for a while, but will eventually fade.

Replied by Angela
(London, Uk)

Hi Chris, has the scar disappeared? I used ACV on a mole on my face and have a horrible scar that's causing me more anxiety than the original mole. If so, what did you use?

I'm using aloe vera gel as the scar is a bit sore - looks like an open wound, and needs to heal over. I'm thinking of using turmeric powder mixed with yoghurt after it has healed. I have olive skin, and would appreciate any advice to make this scar go away.

Angela :-(

Replied by Nikki
(Maryland, US)

Look into using a derma stamp. It got rid of a red tca burn I got after treating moles. You stamp every 5-6 weeks and after 4 or 5 sessions the red mark should be gone.

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Posted by Kaeleigh (San Francisco, Ca) on 09/21/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I tried Apple Cider Vinegar on a fairly large mole I had on my chest and within about a week it was much reduced and two weeks later, it is completely gone! The dermatologist said it would leave a scar to remove. Absolutely no scar using the Apple Cider Vinegar and saved me tons of money. I didn't even use the good Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother because I just didn't happen to have any and it still worked. I don't know if it will come back so will just wait and see.

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Posted by Ntrstn (Prizren, Kosova) on 08/27/2013
1 out of 5 stars

Hi there, I'm treating my moles with Apple Cider Vinegar for 8 days now, and it won't work! I'm about to go crazy, tried 4 different acvs but my mole is simply stuck there. Not even a redness on my skin. I'm using 100% natural with 5% acidity avc. Am I doing something wrong?

Replied by Brandy
5 out of 5 stars

I tried this once before with the ACV for a few days with no results. Tried again a few days ago and its finally scabbing up like its supposed to. What I did differently: roughed up the skin with an emory board (didn't do that last time), used Bragg's AVC (used the generic stuff last time). My moles are pretty large and raised up so its taking a little longer but it is finally working.

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Posted by Grant (Texas) on 07/30/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for mole removal: So far it has been about 2 weeks and the mole has not returned and the Apple Cider Vinegar actually worked on a mole that I had right below my nose that was slightly raised. It took about 8 days to remove the whole thing due to the fact that after day 4 the mole came off but there was still a piece of it left so I continued treatment. To avoid burning of the skin I put pieces of bandaid all around the mole than roughed up the mole with a plastic toothpick and than slept with a cotton ball soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar overnight. So far after 2 weeks, the skin's just redder where the mole was which really cannot be avoided.

Replied by Anni

Hi everyone. I need some help, please! I just started the vinegar. Treatment today.

Here is my question. My mole, on my back had a pimple beneath it and I popped it. The pimple never went away but reduced a tiny bit. The mole hurts a lil and has been this way for months maybe a year. I have lots of moles. I have a feeling this might get cancerous. My question is can the vinegar treat the cancer at all?

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Posted by Deb (Tampa, Fl United States) on 07/15/2013

I've had a mole forever and ever since I was 5 I've wanted it gone, 8 years later I discover a remedy with acv, and I'm ecstatic. I consulted with my mom and grandmother, and the agreed to the remedy, so now I started yesterday and today the mole is dark like everyone says it gets, it stings once in a while but thats okay. Its gotten flatter and I hope it will be gone before school starts. Thank you acv!!!!!! :)

Replied by Acv Man
(Trenton, Mi)

It works just keep putting a dab on it everyday till it turns black and then it will turn into a scab then after that its gone. But first you have to get the tip of the mole irritated and about to bleed and you can do it by rubbing with a pin or even your finger nail or what ever, but when you put the ACV on it should sting, if it does not sting then you didn't ruff up the mole to good, it has to sting to work and that tells you the ACV got inside of it.

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Posted by Rania (Etobicoke, Ontario) on 07/13/2013

Do you still put Apple Cider Vinegar on after it turns into hard and you cant feel it?

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Posted by La2aloha (Los Angeles, Ca) on 07/12/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I used the ACV method for removing a mole and it worked. At first I burned the skin around the mole a bit and then I started to use "corn, callus protectors", so that the ACV doesn't affect the skin around the mole. It's a great technique and I'll do it again for another mole.

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Posted by Mittenmother (Livonia, Mi, Usa) on 06/19/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I've always had moles, but they were smallish and "normal, " looked like big freckles. With age, and a later in life pregnancy, and lack of time in the sun (as compared to my younger days), a mole on my back had turned massive. The docs checked it out and declared it, "not likely cancerous, " and wanted to cut it off me. Horror stories concerning said doctor remedies abound and kept me from pursuing it.

About six months ago my huge back mole started itching and became a constant companion up against my bra. I also had a small, flat, dark mole on my shin that had begun to change (slightly) and grow. After researching home/natural remedies, I was not surprised to learn about ACV as I used it to cure 20 years of worsening allergies (4 years free! ).

I did not "scratch" the mole on my back, it was difficult enough just to get a bandaid on it due to its position, and the fact I'm not a contortionist by trade... lol! Enlisting the help of my 7 year old daughter, I was able to soak a folded piece of cotton (to size of mole) in ACV and apply a waterproof bandaid for 6-12 hours a day for 5 days.

By the 5th day, the mole on my back was virtually gone, just a slight bump (from much bigger than a pencil eraser sticking out! ) and redness. The bandaids (or removing them) irritated my skin but the ACV did not burn it.

The mole on my leg behaved strangely. First it darkened and spread, then it lightened, then I screwed up and royally burnt the skin around it, then it started to scab and now a couple weeks later it is still healing and scabbed. Due to the burn I stopped the ACV (also tried melealeuca oil for the burn, burned it worse! ) and healed up the surrounding skin with colloidal silver cleansings and an over the counter wound balm.

Results after five days of ACV: LARGE protruding mole on back GONE! Leg still healing and if it turns out the mole didn't totally disappear when the scab does, I'll be giving it another try (after protecting the skin surrounding it! ).

Thanks earthclinic! You saved me a few hundred bucks and a pit of a scar!

Replied by K.s.
(San Diego)

Hi there. I believe in the power of ACV, but like you, I have this doggone mole on my shin and it is giving me a run for my money. I was wondering if you had luck in the end with yours?

Mine, I've treated with ACV a few times, but am trying (diligently) again. I was able to rough it up and scab over the middle. The very center of it peeled away, but the outer portion of it remains. It's a little sore (I think from the ACV). To touch, it feels like one of those pimples you get deep under your skin.

It's symmetrical, not getting bigger. Can't even remember when it appeared but it did out of the blue. Just an eye-sore.

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Posted by Savannah (Los Angeles, Ca) on 06/10/2013

I've been using the ACV for 6 days now on one of my moles. Now my mole is black and has scabbed over. Do I apply more ACV on the mole or just wait for the scab to fall off on its own?

Replied by Lia
(Vancouver, Canada)

My mole scabbed over and fell off so I started to apply healing remedies, but after about three weeks the mole has grown back but is slightly more faded. Should I apply more ACV and start the whole process again?