Apple Cider Vinegar for Mole Removal

196 User Reviews

5 star (144) 
4 star (9) 
3 star (23) 
2 star (24) 
1 star (14) 

Posted by Anonymous (Directioner Land, England ) on 06/08/2013

I've been using the ACV for 5 days now on my mole that is right above my belly button. I've noticed a big change since day 1, and now it's flat. The skin on my mole is white and it's starting to peel off is that normal ? And the mole under the white layer of skin from the mole is black is that also normal and does it mean its starting to scab over?

Replied by American Directioner

I'm glad to see a fellow directioner who can understand my issue! I would say that you should apply the ACV at least one more time to make sure but it sounds like it is beginning to scab over. Unfortunately my mole is on my face so I will be using a more gentle treatment! If you know of any that would be great! And let me know how your removal goes! Let's talk 1D real soon!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Chimcheree (Greenfield, Ma) on 05/24/2013
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

Hi Guys, I tried this method with a mole on my eyebrow that I had for all my life, but it had doubled in size suddenly and it became too much for me. I did the ACV method, soaking it throughout the day whenever I thought of it, and the mole began to turn brown, then black, then I started putting peroxide on it, and it dried up the scab to the point where I saw it peeling off. Eventually with ease, by the 4th or 5th day, I was able to peel it, through I noticed the bottom part of my mole seemed to still be in tact a bit. I put neosporin and a bandage on it for 3 days and then left it to air out. it healed, hardly left a scar and for a month I didnt have anything there.

Then just a week or 2 ago, it came back. the dermatologist said all my moles were fine and I would have to pay 300 to get this one removed and that it may leave a scar.

So since I am off work for 11 more days, I started doing the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment again for the hell of it. On tues I started, this day 4 and the skin around my mole is burned, yellowish white, and the mole it self is brownish probably heading toward black. It is hideous and doesnt even seem like the mole is completely turning over. I soaked this thing to death in ACV, and I put coconut oil and scar herbal oil all around the skin to keep it from burnig but it is anyway. I don't think I should put anymore Apple Cider Vinegar on it and give it a rest and let it do what it needs to do. I'm more worried about the surrounding skin.... but I'll let you know how it goes.

Replied by Desiree
(La, Ca)

Hello Chimcheree, I have the SAME issue :( I started using Apple Cider Vinegar on my mole about 3 days ago, I didn't put anything to protect the surrounding skin and now its an ugly looking burn but my mole is now flat and it feels like a scab but the mole and the surrounding skin now feels like one whole scab :( I stopped using the Apple Cider Vinegar & I put Neosporin on it. Did your mole go away? Did your burned skin heal? Do you have a scar? Pleaseee help!! Thanks

Replied by Mark
5 out of 5 stars

Desiree, how is your mole doing now? Mine is in the same situation as yours was back in June. I'm on day 4 now, and I burned the skin around the mole. Now the whole thing is one big scab on two moles located on the left side of my face. I know that they will heal eventually, I had a huge scar on my forehead back in 2013. I actually used my own urine (I've heard urine has properties that heal scars better than almost anything), and now, the huge red scar is completely gone. I thought it would leave me scarred for life, but one year later, and you can't even see it up close.

Just wondering if your mole is gone completely?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Natalie (Toronto, Ontario) on 05/17/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Yes! My facial mole is gone and has never returned (now writing this is 2013)!! ACV really does work and WILL permanently remove a mole if done properly. I hope you had/have the same success as I did.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Courtney (New Milford, Connecticut) on 05/04/2013

I'm trying this ACV on 2 moles. The first is on my neck and I've had this mole for maybe 15 years. It's slightly raised and the size of maybe a little larger than a pencil eraser. The second mole is on my shoulder and very raised and also about the size of a pencil eraser. I've had this mole my entire life. I've been used ACV for about a week on both. The first few days I did the cotton under a band aid saked in ACV at night. Then I decided this was really excessive and just soaked a Q-tip and heald it on the mole for a few minutes a couple times a day.

The mole on my neck swelled slightly at first, but then eventually turned black, flattened and scabbed out. I'm trying my darndest not to pick at it and to let it heal on it's own. After about a week, I'm deciding not to put any more ACV on it to let the scab dry out and heal normally like any scap.

My mole on my shoulder is a determined little bugger. It only forms the black scab on the top, but not the sides. What I started doing a couple days ago was after I put chap stick on the skin around the mole to prevent from blistering, I use the cap of the chap stick, fill it with ACV, bend over pressing the cap to my skin around my mole and the stand up letting the ACV soak around my entire mole. This mole swells alot after I do this. It's really gross, but intriguing. It doesn't burn that much or anything. More like a tingle at this point. I'm giving this mole 2 more weeks, then it's off to get the big slice!

Replied by Braveheart
(Vancouver, Bc)

I hear a paste of castor oil and baking soda also work really well.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mo C. (Brookings, Sd) on 04/23/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Woohoo! I successfully removed a large (bit bigger than pencil eraser sized) raised mole in 5 days with ACV. Here's what I did:

Materials: ACV, Cotton balls, surgical tape (not a super sticky kind), hole punch, emery board

Night 1: I punched a hole in middle of a small strip of surgical tape and placed it around my mole so the mole fit through the hole. I used the emery board to rough the mole up just a tiny bit. Not to the point of bleeding or anything. Then I tore off a small bit of cotton and soaked it in ACV and placed it on the mole. I placed another piece of surgical tape over everything and left it there over night.

Night 2 and 3: repeated Night 1 except no roughing up with emery board.

After 3 nights of bandaging with the ACV and leaving the mole to air out during the day, the mole flattened out and turned black and hard. Because I covered the surrounding the mole with the surgical tape, I didn't experience any irritation. After a few days, I was thinking about doing more ACV but the mole just peeled itself off completely so I didn't need to do anything. There is a bit of pink new skin that I plan on using Vit E oil on to help with the healing.

Replied by Julie
(Atlanta, Ga)

Did the mole stay gone?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Monica (Merrillville, In, US) on 04/12/2013

started my Apple Cider Vinegar on mole treatment yesterday... So far moles are all darker!! Crusty if I dont put Apple Cider Vinegar on them.. But really red and sore around area, is that normal?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Smellyfart (Los Angeles, Ca, USA) on 04/11/2013

I have been putting ACV on a mole on my face for about 3 days. It isnt that big. Basically the mole is really harda and flat now and I think it is basically a scab. Do I continue to put the ACV on it? Should I pick the scab? Will it leave a scar?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Monica (Merrillville Indiana, United States) on 04/11/2013

today is day 1 of my attempt to remove these moles from my face with acv.. I have 11 , yes 11 i'm attempting to remove most of them are flat but I have a couple that our raised, and they are right smack dab in the middle of my face, forehead to nose! some brown some black. I sure hope this works.. Wish me luck.. I will try n keep you posted.

Replied by Monica
(Merrillville, In, US)

how is your treatment going on your moles if you dont mind me asking??

Replied by Monica
(Merrillville, In, Us)

Day 5 and all is going well!!! This really does work, I wish I had know about Apple Cider Vinegar as a mole removal before, most of the moles are gone, I had 3 that looked like there was some still in there so im continuing to use Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda on them. The rest are healing nicely. I washed my face with antibacterial soap befor the treatment, where the mole were located it was impossible to get a band aid to stick so I after I roughed them up I dabbed them with Apple Cider Vinegar throught out the day and let air dry between apps. I am very pleased with the out come! The only thig is I wish I would have done it when I was out of work for a month, cuz it sure made me look awful with scabs all over the center of my face at work!!!!!! But I'm still glad they are gone now!

Trying castor oil on age spots now, today was first app on that hope it works as well as the Apple Cider Vinegar did on the moles!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Hellyeah (Delhi, India) on 04/01/2013

I have started treating my mole with acv. My mole is black, slightly raised and on my chest...

So here's my daily review-:

Day 1-: I treated my mole with Apple Cider Vinegar 3times today... First I rubbed my mole with pumice stone for about 2mins... Then applied petroleum jelly near mole(not on the mole).. I applied Apple Cider Vinegar on the mole with the help of cotton and ear bud... It pained a little(which I think should be good)... I did it 2 times more the day.. hope it goes well and mole withers off..

(Grammar errors are regretted)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Emily (Fairfield, Oh, Us) on 03/13/2013
5 out of 5 stars

9 days ago I started treatment to remove a mole the size of a pencil eraser on my inner thigh with apple cider vinegar. I placed a cotton ball in the Apple Cider Vinegar for the first 4 days and changed it every so often to make sure it was still moist. I placed a gauze pad over it and taped it on with some surgical tape. Day 3 I was terrified and thought what have I done?! ?! ?! My mole had swelled up twice the size and was a milky white color (not pinkish brown like before) and it was very tender to touch and to even walk because of the placement of my mole. I had seriously thought about quitting and try to heal my mole back to normal. I didn't quit!! On about day 4 to today (day 9) I let my mole have air time and also I still put Apple Cider Vinegar on it but not as often as before. Today is day 9 and my mole is not tender and twice the size but is now flat and scabbed over. I would recommend depending on where your mole is to put vaseline or chap stick or some sort of barrier around your mole so you don't burn your skin. I made the mistake of shaving my legs and not putting vaseline around my mole and my skin is very burned right now and I'm trying to heal that up as that does hurt lol. Also it does sting some with putting the Apple Cider Vinegar on the mole and make sure to squeeze the cotton ball so the Apple Cider Vinegar isn't dripping. So far I am very pleased with the results and I will update as soon as anything else happens! :)

Replied by Emily
(Fairfield, Oh, Us)

Ok guys I'm back with an update! After my mole was scabbed over on day 9 I decided to still put the Apple Cider Vinegar on it well I think this delayed the process of the scab falling of because my mole then turned back into a white milky color. So I stopped putting the Apple Cider Vinegar on it and my mole scabbed back over and on day 12 I removed the bandaid (even when I didn't apply the Apple Cider Vinegar I had to have a band aid over my mole because of the placement) and the scab came off with it!! I was happy to see that but it didn't remove my whole mole. I don't know if that because of the size of my mole or what. It's very flat with just a little bit of the mole left. So I am putting Apple Cider Vinegar of it and going to try to remove the rest. This time I will be sure to not burn the surronding skin. I am still very pleased with the results so far and I will update when something else happens! :)

Replied by Emily
(Fairfield, Oh, Us)

Okay guys back with another update :) Day 17 and the rest of the mole that was left scabbed over and today the scab fell off!! I don't have a crater as some people described but it's just white skin where the mole was. It's a little tender but not much so now I am going to heal that mark and heal the surronding area that is still burnt from the ACV. I am so happy and pleased with my results. I would highly recommend to do this, I would just say be patient and don't give up. I will update if my mole comes back!! :)

Replied by Jen

I am on day 4 and I'm noticing the same as your story. Its partially a dark but its tender to touch and under it is white around/under it. I'm not quite sure what I should do...keep putting the ACV on it, give it a break, or quit all together. Please let me know what you think I should do. How many hours a day/overnight/bandaid time, etc... Please HELP! its on my forehead, so I've been covering with my hair and a bandaid. I just want it gone!

Replied by C.
(United States)
5 out of 5 stars

Yeah it should turn white and then black. Once it is black, I would limit it to once a day. I think it depends really on how large the mole is and how long it was there in terms of scarring potential. If it popped up and is fairly new, it shouldn't scar and once it turns black don't pick at it, let it fall off by itself and there shouldn't be a scar. Works well on sunspots too.

Replied by Mal

Once it is Black (took mine 2 1/2 days I would def. stop the treatment) let it scab and fall off. It takes patience. I got a little scared to leave it on too long. Glad I only left it for 2 1/2 days. By day 4 it is off but chemical burn and dry skin. Going to take more time.

Replied by Kailee

I have the same placement but mine is completely flat but very large in size. I am now just trying this treatment and I'm really hoping it works. I hate having to wear bandaids over it for dance recitals and hate being asked about it.

Replied by Jason

Is it necesarry to have bandaid over the mole after putting on vinegar?

Replied by Mama To Many

I think it may work faster with the bandaid, but I would try it without if you like. Bandaids can cause damage to skin for some people.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jen (Bk, Ny) on 03/12/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I have removed 2 warts and 2 moles using ACV. I dip a very small piece of toliet paper/paper towel in ACV, put it on the localized area and hold it in place with a band aid. I re-soak and apply 2-3 times a day for about 1 week. The wart/mole will become black, turn into a scab and can be picked off. Always amazed...

Replied by Laura
(Fayetteville, Nc, Usa)

Which form is the fastest, most effective way to take away a quarter sized raised mole off the back of my lil girl's leg? She is so embarrassed by it, she won't wear shorts or skirts at all!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Netsenseonline (South Florida, Fl) on 02/27/2013
5 out of 5 stars

YEA!!!! Absolutely Amazing! At first I couldn't even image ACV removing moles but I thought to myself: "What the heck! " So, on monday evening I bought the cheapest AVC ($1.25) and I did compare ingredients which were the same to Mothers. I didn't "scrape" as all the others. Instead, I took a nice hot shower (which opened it up) and made sure any "dry or flakyness" was "no more". THEN, I took my trusty lip protector (to protect the "non-mole" area) and applied the ACV in a soaked cottonball which only covered that nasty mole - overnight - with a bandage. The following morning it swelled up a little bit (which I thought was good) because the ACV was "getting inside". Again (during the day) I repeated the same process as I did the night before. I did this repeatedly for about 4 days. Then, on the 5th day I decided to "let it breath" and THAT's when it began to "scab" and get flatter. I continued with my "process" but also added "air time" in between for about a few hours while periodically applying ACV through out the day. At night, I would "bandage" it up as described above. I knew I needed to be patient and here it is - nine days later - and when I removed the bandage 97% of that nasty mole came off with the cotton and I flushed it away! By the way, my nasty mole was the size of a pencil eraser and from the looks of it - it seems that it will only be a matter of days until its gone completely and never to return. Some people ask "does it sting?" Ans: Yes but not in a painful way and it will dissipate over a short amount of time. (at least for me it did). Another thing I noticed was: as it shrivels (scabs over) it will pull the skin and become a little tender but again, not in a painful way. Thank you earth clinic for posting this. ;)

Replied by Netsenseonline
(South Florida)

UpDate! :) Success! 4 day's ago I reported that 97% of that nasty mole fell off. I continued to "dab" ACV on the remaining 3%, three times a day (with no bandage) and, here it is not even 13 days later and that nasty mole is gone! Gone! GONE! What ever you do (if tempted) do NOT pick! Let if fall off on it's own. I would also like to sincerely thank Earth Clinic (for their wonderful site) and earth clinic participants for their insight on their own personal experiences.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Smiley (Bhopal, Mp India) on 02/13/2013

Hey, I am using this Apple Cider Vinegar thing since two days. I am really scared as only the centre of my mole has shrunken. I am afraid if only that part of the mole falls off. I will look dreadful.. please help me. What should I do?

Replied by Vic

Hi, I'm experiencing the same problem here, when scan came off the mole has been removed from centre but there is a dark circle all away around it and I don't know how to proceed. Did yours fix? It's been a few weeks now and the circle is still there.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rebecca (Franklin, Tennessee, USA) on 01/29/2013

Hello everyone. I have been doing some research about removing moles with ACV. I have always been very insecure about my moles and I personally find them very ugly. I have 3, flat, very small ones on my face. They are placed in a awkward position and I absolutely hate them. I want them gone. I have trying this method for about 3 days now but I thought I would give you some feedback. I started on a Saturday night and it's Tuesday morning. I started off with putting ACV on a Q-Tip and and leaving it on my mole for about 2-3 minutes. I was sure to put Vaseline around the mole (DO NOT PUT IT ON THE MOLE) so that way it didn't leave burn marks. I saw some people saying they rough it up with a needle but Im too scared to do that I don't want scars. I did that and then stopped. Before I went to sleep I decided to do it again but differently. I wanted to be able to get this process done by sleeping with it on. I took small pieces of a cotton ball and saturated it in ACV and put it exactly on the mole and put a band aid on it. I did not put Vaseline on it because the band aid wouldn't stay. I woke up the next morning took it off and it was red all around the mole. I didn't think it was a big deal I just thought it was burnt from the acid in the ACV. The mole wasnt black but it was a darker shade of brown. That day I dabbed more ACV with a Q-Tip and made sure I put the Vaseline around the mole. I did this about 2 times throughout the day. Around nighttime I repeated the band aid procedure. When I woke up I was terrorized. On the two moles by my nose it was dark brown around the mole and very irritated. It was kind of scanned but not really. On the mole above my upper lip it was very red around it and it had a white ring around the mole. It was also kind of swelled. It looked as if I got stung by a bee. I didn't know how to treat it so I just left it. I didn't put ANYTHING on it or around it. At around 3:00pm I decided to put the band aids on it again. At around 6:30 I took them off and checked it. Nothing has changed but I kind of played around with it. I took the cotton off the end of a Q-Tip and kind of poked at the dark brown skin around the mole to see if it would come off. I didn't want to completely take it off because I didn't want a scar. Some of it came off so I knew if I repeated the band aid process for a couple more days it will eventually fall off. On the mole by my lip the white ring and swelling has not changed. I started picking at that too but I noticed it didn't have the dark brown skin around it. Only redness and a white ring. So I picked at the mole and it started to come off. I left it alone like the other because I didn't want scaring! I let the moles kind of breathe and left them alone for about 5 hours. When I went to sleep I did the ACV and band aid process again. It is really early in the morning and I have not taken them off yet. Hopefully by the morning I will find a difference in the moles. If anyone could please give me more suggestions besides the ACV. I don't want to try the garlic or anti-dandruff shampoo. And I will not cut my moles. I heard it is very dangerous because the acid in the ACV is going into you're facial tissues and killing it. If anyone can point anything out that I might be doing wrong please do so! I will post a feedback on how it wound up in a couple days! Thank you :)

Replied by Courtney
(Portland, Oregon)

I believe the white ring is due to your body's process of rejecting the mole. Most skin tags and moles are actually skin viruses, instead of shrinking the mole, it may be trying to remove it's self. The white ring represents the barrier between the "healthy" skin and the mole. Keep the area moisterized to avoid scarring. Vitamine E.

Look into a miraculous product called "black salve" youll see some scary stuff about it, it is potent. I can attest to its efficacy, I have used it on myself as well as three other people.

Good luck!

Replied by Valerie

Adding baking soda to apple cider vinegar will neutralize the acidity of the vinegar. This is the likely reason why your skin did not burn.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sasha (Dana Point, Ca) on 01/27/2013
5 out of 5 stars

ACV works best for removing moles. I'm not understanding the comments of 'burned skin around placement of ACV' I have successfully removed several moles without ANY burn marks surrounding removed moles. Each night I scratched mole surface with tip of scissors. It's not painful, & u don't have to draw blood to get results. U just need to 'rough up' mole so u feel ACV penetrate or slightly sting. I took very small pieces of a cotton ball and saturated in ACV. U then need to partially squeeze out ACV (so it's not dripping wet) then dip in baking soda. It will begin to fizz on cotton ball. U then immediately place on 'scratched mole' and tape in place. Leave on for 12 hrs each night and in 3-7 days it will be completely gone! I only applied this at night. I did not do anything during the day. I let the moles 'breathe' during the day without any solution or bandage. I did small moles, large moles, raised moles, dark moles, light moles. It WORKS! I did not experience any burned skin whatsoever. I did not use Vaseline on surrounding skin. I did not have scarring of any sort. I'm not sure if the baking soda prevented the burned skin, but I was not 'careful' when taping soaked cotton balls on skin. Some were much larger than mole in fact due to my laziness. Once the mole dries up, turns black and falls off NATURALLY (NO PICKING!!! ), I applied olive oil to each pink mark where mole used to be to speed healing process. Just regular olive oil in pantry will do. I've probably removed close to 60 moles using this method with absolutely no scarring! Good luck!

Replied by Tyler
(Abingdon, Virginia, USA)

I've been dipping the apple cider vinegar soaked cotton ball into the baking soda but it's not fizzing up like you said. How long does it take? your feedback is valued!!

Replied by Mary
(Minneapolis, Mn)

Does the mole get black and really ugly? Wondering if I need to cover it with a bandaid when I go to work so I don't gross people out. I would like to remove a raised mole on my face and it sounds like your method does not cause burns, which is great. I will wait for your response before I attempt this.