Effective Natural Remedies for Lipoma Treatment

| Modified on Apr 26, 2024
Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy.

Lipomas, commonly known as fat deposits, are slow-developing growths located under the skin and above the muscle. These growths are typically benign and pliable, feeling doughy to the touch. While they are not cancerous, some lipomas may cause discomfort or aesthetic concerns, especially if they are numerous or grow more prominent.

Understanding Lipomas

Lipomas are made up of fat cells and are easily moved with slight finger pressure. Although their exact cause is unknown, they are not directly linked to obesity but may have genetic factors involved. They can range from being a minor nuisance to a significant cosmetic issue.

Effective Home Remedies for Lipomas

Our readers have successfully treated lipomas with natural remedies and dietary adjustments. Here are some effective treatments:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Incorporate 1-3 teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and consume this mixture 1-3 times daily. Start with a smaller amount and gradually increase to suit your tolerance.

2. Herbal Remedies

Herbs that purify the liver and blood may reduce fat deposits. Notable herbs include:

  •  Burdock Root: Available in capsule form, the recommended dosage is four capsules twice daily with meals.
  •  Turmeric: Known for its health benefits, turmeric can be consumed in capsules or added to milk or water.
  •  Dandelion Root: Similar to burdock root, it can also be taken in capsule form.

Always hydrate adequately when consuming detoxifying herbs to eliminate toxin, potentially addressing one of the theorized causes of lipomas.

3. Dietary Changes

Adjusting your diet can impact lipoma formation. It is advisable to avoid:

  • Artificial sweeteners
  • MSG
  • Processed foods
  • Soy and dairy products, particularly ice cream, which have been linked to increased lipoma growth in some individuals.

Topical Natural Treatments

  • Castor Oil: Apply castor oil to the affected areas before bedtime; note that it may stain clothing and bedding.
  • DMSO: Apply DMSO carefully to clean skin, avoiding contact with any chemicals it could transport into the skin.
  • Turmeric Paste: Mix turmeric powder with a carrier oil and apply to the lipoma at night.
  • Iodine: Use a Q-tip to apply iodine directly to the lipoma twice daily.

Using Essential Oils

Essential oils such as sage, tea tree, and frankincense can be diluted with a carrier oil and applied to lipomas to help reduce their size. Due to their potency, these oils should be used with care.

Persistence is Key

Treating lipomas naturally requires patience and persistence. Treatments should be continued for at least a month before assessing their effectiveness. If one remedy does not work, consider combining or switching to another treatment strategy.

Share Your Experience

If you have tried any of these remedies or have other suggestions, we encourage you to share your experiences to help others explore similar natural treatments.

Natural remedies can be a gentle and effective option for managing lipomas, and they often come with fewer side effects than surgical options. Always consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment regimen.

Continue reading below to learn which natural remedies helped Earth Clinic readers with lipomas!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)

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Posted by Caz (Kzn, South Africa) on 12/04/2017

ACV & Bicarb reduced my neck lump - almost gone now

Hello and Bless you for this website and everyone for their reviews and comments. For the last ten years I have had a lump growing on the side of my neck. I refuse to see Doctors as I have had nothing but negative experiences from them.

I ignored the lump and over the years it grew from a little bean sized lump until it spread right up the side of my neck to the base of my skull and reached my neck spine area. It started has a hard little bean size and became a huge soft moveable spongy lump. It started becoming visible a few years ago ago. Recently it became uncomfortable.

I started using ACV for another reason and noticed that overnight my lump reduced to half its size. I visited Earth Clilnic and read all the negative and positive comments, and decided to give ACV a try. This is the beginning of the third week of using ACV and the lump has reduced to a few small hard bead size, and is no longer visible or uncomfortable. Every single day there is a marked reduction of the lump.

My Recipe and Dosage:

I use ACV with the Mother and bicarbonate of soda.

Pour three table spoons of ACV in a clean glass.

Add 1/3 to 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda, and let it dissolve until there are no further bubbles.

Add water.

Drink on an empty stomach.

I take the above concoction three times a day on an empty stomach:

- First thing in the morning upon waking up

- about 3 mins before lunch

- about 30 mins before going to sleep.

I will continue with this remedy even after the lump has totally disappeared, as I feel physically better taking it, as if I am receiving some type of boost.

God Bless

Replied by Richard Martin

I have combined two methods of natural cures, Turmeric and ACV. Commenced today. Lipoma measured 51 in 2015 increasing to 71 in 2017, 39% growth. Last appointment, nuclear sinologist recommended MRI or surgical excision. Nuclear panicked me a bit, was he going to insert miniature hydrogen bomb and blow my lipoma to pieces, would my head go at the same time, found it concerning?

My decision made up, go natural. Keep ears to the ground, will reply in 30 days. Wish me luck. If luckless, no flowers on box.

Replied by Grace

I also am experiencing lipomas shrinking and I am positive it is the ACV and baking soda. What a relief... what a blessing and I too will keep on with this even after they shrink away. Thank you for sharing... Grace

Replied by Altagracia

Amén. Thanks so much.

Replied by Attilio

So much enjoyed your post with remedy composition. I have a carrot-size lipoma on my back. Want so much to try your recipe. Will begin tonight. This may be a stupid question, but I must ask: What is meant by Mother? Thanks.


It is unfiltered ACV and will say on the bottle, "with the Mother". You can Google the benefits of... I get mine less expensive at Walmart. KT


Darf ich fragen, was ACV ist

May I ask what ACV is?

EC: ACV - Apple Cider Vinegar

Avoid Peanuts

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Posted by Sanjoo (Ahmedabad) on 07/24/2016 7 posts

Just had a doubt. Has anyone noted any link between eating peanuts or other nuts to lipomas?

Why I ask this is because, I rarely used to eat peanuts earlier, but in recent past had enough of it, & saw lipoma on one thigh grow bigger.

Replied by Blogzilla
(California, Usa)

Well nuts contain a lot of monounsaturated fat. I'm confused. I thought nuts were good for you

Replied by Marianne
(Auburn, Ny)

Peanuts are not nuts. They are legumes and not in same category as nuts which provide the healthy fats like almonds and walnuts etc.


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Posted by Frank (Vienna) on 09/10/2019

I have also many lipomes onto my arms and onto the legs and I found under the link


the following commend:

A physician had told me about his healing of dogs by Borax: "I also have a fifteen year old dog (fox terrier) who had a large right lip lipoma, he reacted extremely well on borax, so this tumor disappeared within a week, I applied a solution weighted internally and externally not necessary, senile dementia blown away: - a new old dog! Procedure: At 10 kg of weight, add 0.5 g of borax to 1 liter of non-fluoridated water. Add 0.5 ml of this solution ("concentrate") with a 2 ml syringe. The rest of the syringe is drawn up with distilled water. You can also take sterile saline, the dogs are not so sensitive ... With 1 ml of this solution (ie half) in this syringe I have placed around the tumor wheals, d. H. small injections around and into the tumor (looks like you've touched stinging nettles - just type in Google "wheals" and look at pictures). Syringe and insulin needle you can get from the pharmacist. The rest you inject the dog - of course, without a needle - in the throat and lets him swallow. I did that for 5 days. You can literally watch the tumor (in my case, a lipoma) melt away - at least that's how it was with my dog. "

Now I will try to put these stinging nettles with borax into and in he near of my lipomes. I will answer if it will be worked!

Replied by Jo D
(Michigan, US)

For borax, do you mean the kind that you purchase in the laundry aisle of a grocery store? Or do you mean boric acid?

EC: Borax - aka Twenty Mule Team Borax in the laundry aisle. See the borax page on Earth Clinic for more information.

DMSO, Castor Oil +

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Posted by Alex (Paris France) on 11/13/2023


Since 1 week, I'm using topically DMSO 99% with clove oil, castor oil and oregano oil.
Also I'm drinking ACV often and turmeric in a glass of water, l-lysin.

It really shrunk my lipoma for 50% I can't believe it.

I will update this thread when its almost gone.

DMSO, Castor Oil, Turpentine

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Posted by Sybil S. (North Carolina) on 02/25/2017

Cure for Lipomas

I had a stone like item inside my buttox cheek when I was about 10 years old. Mom took me to the doctor who said he did not feel anything. It made me feel like I was sitting on a rock. Twenty years later it continued to grow until it was huge. I went to see a doctor who suggested a surgeon. The surgeon did the surgery removing nearly half of my left buttox to make it the size of the right one. It was a 10 day hospital stay and horrible. It has reappeared now and I'm using DMSO, Castor Oil, and turpentine mixture. I rub in on daily and it has decreased in size over half in just a few weeks. I will continue to use it and perhaps add the clove oil.

Always seek out natural remedies before surgery whether it be benign or malignant. Cancer doctors are using the same things they did 40 years ago and nothing has changed. People are still dying of it.

Replied by Ricardo
(El Paso, Tx)

I am very interested in using this process. Might you please indicate ratio of each. Equal parts of each ingredient plus a few drops of Clove EO? Please assist. Thank you.

Replied by Karen

Please send ratios of mixture. Turmeric and castor oil did not work for me. Interested in Apple Cider vinegar mixture.

Replied by Dave H.
(River Falls)

I am also in need of the mixture of how much to use for the Castor oil and the DMSO as well. Along with directions please. I cannot afford surgery, and really hoping I can get rid of this painful Lipoma.

Thank in advance. Dave.

Replied by Imran

Never go for surgery, it is the worst thing for lipoma, coz if you remove it by surgery, it will reappear and will get large than before. I did surgery of lipoma and now these become multiple and large. So natural remedies is good option.

Replied by Blog Shag

Wish I had read this. Because I did get surgery, 3 days later it reappears, somewhat larger than before. And I have a scar to boot.

These things are devastating emotionally. I wish there was a way to get rid of them. The suggestion of remedies seem all over the place.

Replied by Donna

Please can you explain what to do with DMSO, Castor Oil, Turpentine for Lipomas, to help fatty lumps? Thanks.

Replied by Chris E.

Surgery for one of mine it never came back. However, I do not recommend surgery either.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation

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Posted by Nicola (Cambooya, Queensland, Australia) on 02/04/2013

Hi, what about considering using Bill Munro's 'Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method' protocol? If it worked for my Dercum's lipomas (painful lumps) in my hips and elsewhere, it might just work for your bursitis. It is harmless, available to all and incredibly cheap and easy. God luck!

Lugol's Iodine

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Posted by Jennifer (England) on 10/12/2023

I have used Lugol's Iodine applied on the skin once or twice a day for 2 or 3 weeks. The 3x1 inch fatty tumour/lipoma shrank to almost nothing. It was amazing. If you haven't yet tried this, it may work for you. My Lugol's solution was 15%, most are a lot lower than this, so maybe take a little longer for results. The skin can get quite dry, so maybe moisturise too, and shellfish allergy may be a problem for some.

Replied by Ascot
(Wyandotte, Michigan U.S.A.)

It was interesting to read the comments regarding those unsightly, annoying fatty lumps just below the skin.

The first one to suddenly appear on me, was on the top of my left forearm at the age of twenty six, shortly after I arrived in the United States. As there are no mosquitoes in Scotland, I suffered terribly from those creatures with swelling in the face, legs and arms from their poisonous bites.

I have to wonder if mosquitoes gave start to to the fatty tumors, because I never knew of anyone in Scotland having them.... certainly none of my imediate family, relatives or friends.

Anyway, to cover all bases I'll be trying the flax, borage, fish oil, AND the 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric in either warm milk or water. If it works for me.... like Arnold, Ah'll be bahk.

Salt and Spit Remedy

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Posted by Amy (Riverside, California) on 09/20/2020

Spit and salt made my dad's fatty tumor disappear! (Use the suffers saliva only)

My dad had a fatty tumor on his back and he had gone to an elderly lady's house that was known for her home remedy treatments. My mother had stomach problems and a friend of my mother's knew this lady that would massage the stomach area in case food was stuck in the intestines. This lady had saved the friend's nephew's life from food stuck in his intestines as he was dying from the problem and doctors could not help him! The man was so sick he could not eat! The lady was able to dislodge the food with massage therapy and the young man got well and could eat again!

Anyway, while at the lady's house my dad told the lady about a fatty tumor on his back and she looked at the fatty tumor and advised him to every day place spit with salt on the fatty tumor and it would get well. My dad did this every day, his own spit with salt on the fatty tumor every day, and to our surprise the fatty tumor disappeared! She didn't even charge him for this knowledge! But it worked for him! Mind you it was not a cancerous tumor but a fatty tumor.

You use only the saliva from the person that has the fatty tumor, saliva and salt and place this on the fatty tumor every day.

Replied by Amy
(Riverside Ca.)

I would like to add to my fatty tumor post.

My dad said the salt and spit treatment caused the fatty tumor to become like a big pimple with a point and the liquid in the fatty tumor drained out of the point. You must use salt with the saliva or it can get infected without the salt. Thank you.

Salt and Spit Remedy
Posted by Offthegridgirl (Kentucky) on 06/29/2017

Salt & Spit works GREAT!

I had a sizable lump on my breast. I took AVC with water 3 times daily, drank fresh green juices and cleaned the lump with peroxide then did the salt & spit solution. I would also put organic coconut oil on it.

I wore a tight bra and it started to hurt, it drew the toxins up to the surface of the skin the burst and drained over one week. It hurt a bit, but, all better. While it drained I continued using peroxided to clean and then more spit et salt.

It's all gone and no scar. People, we can heal ourselves. Now, I'm vegan and eating clean and workingout. Good luck.

Replied by Deepa

What's that exactly, salt and spit remedy?

Replied by Margarete
(Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Dear, what kind of salt did you use? and... why spit? I'm curious... can't it be water?

Is peroxide H2O2? Did you mix with water, right?

How long did it take to burst?

I'll try it, thank you a lot

Replied by Jeff

Why do I never see responses to the replies from the posters? I am concerned these are just stories. If they are not, then please respond to some of the questions asked?

Replied by Anon

People who post don't always check back to see if anyone commented on their post. It does not mean the posts are fabricated.

Salt and Spit Remedy
Posted by Jeri (California) on 09/22/2016

I am sharing this story because it is true and very strange!

A friend of mine knew of a Mexican woman that was into massage therapy and she also used natural herbal remedies to help people. My friend raved about this woman because the Mexican healer saved the life of her nephew that was actually dying of a stomach ailment. The Veteran's doctors could not help him. Since no one could help him and they were desperate my friend took her nephew to the Mexican healer lady. The Mexican woman told her that her Nephew had food stuck in his intestines. The healer used baby oil on the skin on his abdomen and massaged it a certain way. Well whatever she did worked! She dislodged the food from the man's intestines and the man was able to eat when he got home as he had stopped eating! His aunt told me that he was actually dying! This therapy saved his life!

Anyway I took my husband to this healer because he had a fatty tumor on his back (An American doctor examined the tumor and said it was a fatty tumor) This sound ridicules but it worked! The healer told my husband to place saliva on his hand along with salt and place this spit and salt on the tumor every day! And he followed her instructions!

Well guess what? The fatty tumor went away! We could not get over it! I don't know if this works on pets but it worked on my husband! His back is now smooth and clear! It sounds ridiculous but it worked!

Replied by Bonnie

Hi. I found this very interesting! How large was your husband's lipoma and how long did it take to take it away? I have had a rather large one (maybe slightly smaller than a ping pong ball) in the elbow region for several years. The doctor said it was a lipoma and could be removed if it bothered me but otherwise it wouldn't hurt to leave it. I believe it has gotten larger over time so maybe I'll try your method before going for surgery. Thank you for any info you can share as to the size and time to heal.

Replied by Mary
(Arcadia, California)

Hello I too live in California. Can you tell me where this woman is? I truly believe in Mexican Healers. I am too of Mexican descent. Thank you very much.

Replied by Jeff
(New York)

I am guessing you used iodine salt. Is that right?

Thuja Oil

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Posted by CJ (AL) on 01/09/2021

Why the mention of pets? I only ask because I am here trying to find a solution to 2 large lipomas on my dog. One on the stomach and one on the side of the neck..I doubt I could get her to drink anything as part of a cure. Any suggestions on what may help her?

Replied by Don

Research Thuja oil. I've read many posts about dogs with lipomas that had good results. I am using it myself and believe it is having an effect for me. I am also taking thuja orally at a low dose. Not sure you should use that on a dog though? But definitely the thuja oil mixed with carrier oil, I use castor oil, rubbed on 2 to 3 times a day. I hope you have good results. Go on Amazon and search Thuja oil and read reviews you'll find some good info there.