I've tried iodine and/or hydrogen peroxide 3% and they too would often get bigger and turn black but with enough time, it always worked. I liked to visualize they got bigger as the inside mole was working its way outside :)
SUN SPOT/LIVER SPOT REMEDIES -- HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
1) I needed some 12% food-grade hydrogen peroxide, one Q-tip, some vitamin E oil, a lot of faith, and a lot of courage.
2) I didn't need any Band-Aids, balm, toothpicks, and or nail file.
3) My sun spot/liver spot was a perfectly flat, round-shaped, dark brown discoloration of about 4 or 5 mm in diameter.
4) On day 1, I dipped a Q-tip into the hydrogen peroxide and applied it directly onto the sun spot/liver spot.
5) I held it there until it started to whiten and bubble a bit. It did sting a little at first. IMPORTANT: This may sound counter-intuitive, but I did feel lucky when it did sting. This way I didn't have to use a nail file, or toothpick, before I applied the peroxide to my skin.
6) I did this 6 times throughout the day, and always left the sun spot/liver spot uncovered.
7) At night before going to bed, I did not apply any Band-Aid.
8) From days 2 through 8, I let the sun spot/liver spot to rest. I kept the area clean, but did not do anything to the sun spot/liver spot.
9) Between days 4 and 6, I noticed that the sun spot/liver spot had formed a hard, crusty top cover to it.
10) No, I did not pick it off..
11) On day 7 or 8, I noticed the hard and crusty top cover fell off, leaving a light brown spot that looked like my original sun spot/liver spot. There was no crater, or hole to it. The only difference was the improved color. Its color had changed. It went from very dark brown color to a pale brown color. And pale brown is better than very dark brown.
12) On day 9, I applied vitamin E oil over the entire area. And, after that, it looked perfectly healed.
NOTE: This improvement is permanent, therefore I could easily stop at this point. However, in a couple of weeks or so, I might repeat these steps 4 through 12, in order to arrive at a little bit lighter brown color.
"I stopped drinking tap water and started drinking purified water when I was doing my Hydrogen Peroxide therapy."
Comment for everybody: Tap water drinking is linked to cancer. https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2405-8440(19)35974-2
"I make sure that the surface of the mole was smooth by filing it down with a nail file."
Question to EVERYONE: Why it is necessary to file down a mole? The issue is, the more (intentional) damage you cause, the more time your skin will need before it can heal.
Gabe, I don't know about John's experience. But, in my experience, I'm on day 7, and today I can tell for sure that I didn't cause any long-term damage when, on day one, I applied 12% food-grade peroxide, not once, but 6 times.
Amy, I don't know about Krane's experience. But, in my experience, iodine is not the best remedy, and it is especially not the best remedy for the facial area. I've had more success with 12% food-grade hydrogen peroxide.
"Peroxide volume 40, the one people use for hair?" Wouldn't it be healthier to use "food grade" peroxide?
HI U CHARLOTTE, ORH here and you have given good advice, but at the same time you are chilling the subject. I first learned of DMSO when I went to work in St Francisville, La with Crown Zellerbach. The sister mill in Bogalusa was where almost all was made in the USA. The DMSO plant supervisor came over on our start-up and we became friends. That was in 1965, so I have been into this subject for awhile. What has got my motor revved up is the use of DMSO with CDS. I have been around CLO2 since 1954 in pulp mills to turn dingy paper... white. I had no clue about the health aspects. We are making and taking it now daily for our health. I am learning that DMSO taking beforehand will increase the effectiveness. How does that happen and what does that mean? I have no clue, but we are going down this road. This is a biggie. Jockey itch is only a biggie for the person who has it. I try not to cure it, but just to keep it so lite scratching puts me in heaven. Ain't as good as sex, but it's pretty good. ATS ====ORH====
You should read up on DMSO first before using it as there are many precautions. Once you are educated on it, it will be safe as long as you follow the rules. There is a lot of scaremongering from “professionals” on its use as medical institutions do not want people curing things themselves at home. They would like this to be left up to them. As long as you follow the rules, you will be fine. DMSO is used in hospitals on humans. It has many other names also which can be confusing. DMSO is an amazing healing agent.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Rosehip oil, jojoba oil and fresh aloe from the plant will reduce any leftover scarring with a few weeks. Just be sure to get good quality oils (i.e., organic, cold pressed) and slather in it after you have a shower when your pores are open. You can do one of these or a combo if all three; apply at least daily or more frequently as desired.
I nuked skin cancer off my cheek with ACV and 35% Hydrogen Peroxide which left a real gnarly burn but after a few weeks of the above, I was right as rain. So much so that by the time my referral to the dermatologist came through, she said my skin looked really healthy and she didn't know why I was there!
I'd really like to understand if it's safe to use Lugols 15% on moles? After reading up here I did try to apply on a cotton bud but found it almost impossible to get the stuff out of the bottle! Also, someone said to use Vaseline around the surrounding area but that made it impossible for the iodine to "stick" at all. In the end, I had to try to get some on my finger and dab directly but that resulted in iodine touching a lot of surrounding skin. Would really appreciate more detail on how to use the stuff and whether 15% lugols is okay (undiluted) every day. It did not sting at all BTW. Want to use daily on foot moles and raised breast moles and breast mass. Please help someone - need more guidance to get this right.
I have face moles and I have tried all the mole remedies. They all seem to work, but it takes too long and I look like hell doing it. With the Iodine treatment, the mole shrunk, but it was so messy and ugly, ugh!
Then I tried Clove Essential Oil and it worked! I had a HUGE mole by my eye (bigger than a pencil eraser) which is almost gone after 1 week! SO FAST! All the other treatments seemed to take forever...
What I did was put 1 drop of undiluted Clove Essential oil on the mole, then mix 1 drop Clove with one drop of carrier oil and put that on a round band-aid and I kept that on the mole to keep it wet. (Keeping it wet keeps it from scabbing and makes it shrink more quickly.)
I remove the band-aid and do this same treatment daily - maybe 4-6 times per day with the clove oil straight, then half and half on the bandaid, and I slept with the band-aid, too. Only removed it for showers and then put it right back on.
Do not use more than 1 drop straight and always put the carrier oil on after! Otherwise it can burn you. I have been doing this same thing on tiny moles, without the band-aid - and those shrink too, but more slowly. The only trouble with this method is I got a scab where the band-aid touches my skin. Ive been applying lemon salve to the area before I put the band-aid on, so its not so bad, but I can see that discouraging others.
Get some salve before you start! All together, I bought: Clove Essential Oil, Lemon Butter Cuticle creme (I use as salve for everything, great stuff!), Maracuja oil as a carrier oil, and a box of round band-aids.
The moles that I have removed with this method shrink down to pore sized bump and the dark end just pops off like a black head; its very odd. I keep applying it to the raised bump that is left until there is nothing there.
I used black salve on moles and it worked fine but unfortunately, I added vitamin E with other oils & additives, in the holes that the salve made in order to prevent scarring. Now I have perma elevated welts (that look like bug bites) & black salve doesn't work on this (it pushes them down then they come back up). Any thoughts on what I can do?
This advice works for me. I only recently found this blog. Moles are something I thought I was doomed to have the rest of my life. Since giving up artificial sweeteners, wheat, and corn my body has been growing these things like crazy. Their favorite spot in underneath my breasts. I have been using vinegar as a topical treatment and taking 500mg of niacin, 100mg of B-100, and 50mg of Zinc. My order of DMSO just arrived and I will begin using it today. This is day 6 in this regimen and I am happy to report there are two moles drying up and flaking away from my skin without any scaring, soreness, or mess. I had no idea.
I am surprised by the number of posters here who keep garlic next to their skin for hours at a time. Of course it causes redness and/or burns! When you do use garlic on your skin, don't leave it on for more than 15 mins. Any longer than that and you may get a burn. Take it off even quicker if you feel stinging. Taking about 10 garlic cloves, and steeping it for about 1/2 hr in olive oil, drain the cloves out and you've got yourself Garlic Oil! Which is just as effective and not so burn-y. Good Luck everyone!
Radiation and Moles
I've had a mole on the back of my neck for years. I am from NZ with very high rates of UV. At one stage the mole became very large ( I would assume from UV exposure), I saw a doc and he said it was not cancerous and cut it off. Since then it has stayed flat ( I am in Europe). Recently due to my dentist not opting to take xrays for his own health I have had major dental problems and work. This had upset my neck which is not in a good state. I decided to get a radio and IRM of my neck. 2 days after these examinations I found that the mole had ballooned in a frightening manner. I phoned the lab; that did the examinations and they said that 'of course this has nothing to do with the xrays or IRM'. What a bunch of rubbish. Really my faith in the medical system is at an all time low between the non ethical dentist and professionals who won't recognise possible side effects.
Thought I would share my research and experience removing moles. I have fair skin and lots of moles all over. The ones that stick out really bother me.
I first learned about Bloodroot from Dr. Andrew Weil; in one of his books he described removing a growth on his dog and later medical students using it to remove moles. This sent me on a hunt for Bloodroot. I ended up purchasing an herbal product I THOUGHT was bloodroot at the time, but turned out not to have that specific ingredient. However, it did work, and apparently by the same mechanism as bloodroot.
It seems like most home remedies for mole removal are one of two types. The acid/caustic products burn the mole as well as any healthy skin they touch. That is why many recommend applying Vaseline or some other protectant to the skin around the mole before using the product. I believe garlic, and possibly ACV and iodine are examples of acid/caustic action. I have not tried any of these, but I would think scarring, etc. might depend on how precisely you apply the acid. Also, some products are stronger than others.
The other type, which includes bloodroot and the herbal product I used (maybe bananas also?), activates an immune response but does not damage healthy skin other than an initial irritation. In a few days the area becomes inflamed, a white ring usually forms around the mole. At that point you stop using the product and a scab forms. Eventually the scab falls off, leaving a crater that over several weeks/months fills in and heals. One theory I have read about how this works is that there is a microbe (virus) in the mole and the product removes the protein covering the microbe hides behind. The immune system then sees the microbe, shrieks “not self” and pushes it out of the body. It isn't the product that removes the mole, it's the immune system that does it and without affecting healthy tissue.
My experience: I purchased Bio-T and tried it on a small protruding mole in my armpit. Nothing happened after several days, I concluded it did not work and forgot about it. Several years later we were packing up to move and I came across the little pot of Bio-T and decided to try again. This time I used an emery board to rough up the mole – the very same mole I had tried before – then put on the Bio-T and a bandaid. Incidentally, they tell you not to use metal (something about changing the pH) or latex bandaids. Anyway, with the initial roughing, it worked as described, except it's never clear to me exactly when the mole “falls out” – it's just a messy little wound until it heals. I have since used it to remove another 6 moles, including 3 on my face (after deciding I would prefer a scar to the mole). Can barely see any scars, and only because I know they are there.
The mole looks worse, sometimes bigger, and very scary during this process unless you know what to expect. At the time I did my research there were a lot of photos on the web of moles in progress, so I did not panic.
I have not yet tried to remove my largest moles – most are on my back in hard-to-reach spots. The largest of all is on my breast, almost dime-size in circumference, and I've been wondering if I should try do a small area at a time. I'm also considering EVOCO; based on testimonials here about moles “rolling off in pieces” this seems like yet a third mechanism, perhaps the gentlest – and slowest! – one.
I'm still dithering ....
I'm a white male, age 31,135 lbs, 5'7". I have safely and effectively removed dozens of moles, some small as freckles, a few as large as a man's fingernail, and one (on someone else, a woman's neck) about the size of a large pea.
This is more reliable and effective than anything an M.D. can do, and it's about 100 times cheaper.
I simply "roughed up" the mole with either a needle or toothpick or dry toothbrush or emery board (for smoothing fingernails), then, after the surface of the mole is tenderized, cover the mole with bloodroot paste. Then put a bandaid on top.
I've left it alone, and I've also repeated the procedure the next day. It's probably best to just leave it alone. It will turn black, and become a scab, and in a few to a several days, the scab will fall off (the mole just falls off)--leaving a small indent which will heal in a few weeks or a month or two.
The worst that can happen, which is unlikely unless you go crazy and try to rush the process by excessive "roughing up, " is that when the mole is gone there will be a small indentation (still better than a mole).
Iodine and the Scratching Method
Iodine Tincture and Scratch Method
This method works for me 90% of the time. Occasionally I have to do it twice if the mole starts to come back. I do this with slightly raised and tiny flat moles on my face if they appear from sun exposure (yes, I wear sunscreen daily).
I scrape the mole with a new toothpick (not a needle) until it turns pink and I can see the top layer of skin is off (avoid the surrounding area, you only want to scratch the mole).
Then I apply iodine tincture (which stings very much) and apply it 2x daily until it scabs over (usually within 1-2 days). I leave the scab on for 2 days until I deem it ready enough to pull off without causing excessive pain or trauma to the skin. Even when it's scabbed over I apply the iodine 2x daily.
Once I deem it ready to peel off with ease, I pull it off and then apply the tincture again (which still hurts a lot). At this point the skin doesn't scab anymore and instead turns into a pink dot on my face. I continuously apply the tincture daily until the dot is near disappearing- then I stop. At which point the mole is gone and now the skin only has to heal. (Keep in mind, it doesn't look bad- just like a pink dot). 2-3 weeks after it heals I'll be able to tell whether or not it's gone for good. If it starts to come back (it will start to look like a darkening freckle) I repeat the process until it's gone for good. Most of the time it only takes 1 time, at most 2. I never repeat the cycle in the same month. Only every 2-3 if it comes back.
It WILL come back if you get a lot of sun exposure in the area so wear sunscreen and protect your skin. :)
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
How long did it take for your skin to come back to its normal color after your mole removed?
Garlic and Vitamin A Treatment
I just happened to notice this post and feel obliged to comment because of the use of Vitamin A.
Posted by Glenn (Rohnert Park,CA) on 03/31/2007
A nevus is little black pigmented spot on the skin, sometimes called a beauty spot. Mine was flat, about 6-7 mm in diameter and near my neck and slightly elevated. It's been there for probably 20 years.
I dipped a q-tip in 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide and applied it to the nevus only for a few seconds and then mopped the excess with the dry end of the q-tip. It burned a little, especially on later applications. I applied liquid vitamin A a few minutes afterwards to decrease the burning and promote healing. I did 3-4 applications over a period of a week. It fell off completely after a week and has not returned. My wife was very impressed. I'm not recommended this approach, but simply reporting my personal experiment. I've been experimenting with Bill Munro's inhaling approach for a little over a week. It appears to be working well. My energy has just about doubled and I'm breathing much better at night.
Since about 1990, my parents came up with the use of vitamin A to clear up all kinds of flat skin blemishes, from "age spots" to keratoses to moles and perhaps-skin-cancers, and it has worked pretty well. My dad said he heard or read that Vitamin A kills cancer, if you can "get the protein coating that is protecting it off", so he smashed up some fresh garlic and applied it to the spot, having first created a mask to shield the surrounding healthy skin by cutting up some fabric band-aid material (I say fabric band-aids because other band-aids can damage the skin of the face. You may need to experiment.) so as to leave a hole the size of the spot to be treated, and applying the material around the spot.
Then the procedure is:
Put a small heap of well-smashed garlic puree on top of the exposed area and then cover it all with a big enough piece of fabric-band-aid material to hold the garlic mound in place (you may have to practice a time or two to get all this right, at first, and you may have to get creative with how you cut the pieces of sticky stuff and apply it to make the mask).
You are going to leave this on for "overnight" or up to 24 hours -- although the garlic probably loses its effect after 8-10 hours, and that is the best time to take it off. It is good if you have hot enough garlic that you feel a burn, but often there is no sensation at all, and if you do feel a burn it is short-lived and no big deal. In fact, you should press on the mound of garlic when the burning stops and try to sustain the burn-time.
Now, the most important part, after removing the garlic: Have a capsule of vitamin A and a fresh band-aid ready before you remove the garlic and all the band-aid stuff from the skin. (You want vitamin A from fish oil.) Pierce the capsule and as soon as you remove the garlic etc, immediately drip vitamin A on the spot that you treated with the garlic, and then also put some vitamin A on the bandage part of your fresh band-aid and place that over the spot to cover it.
Leave it on for at least a day. After you remove it, you may get a blister. This is good. When the blister dries up and falls off, you will have cleared up the problem. --Sometimes it takes repeating the process a couple of times to completely clear it.
(PS -- I have no idea if this will work for skin tags, BTW. I would try iodine first.) This should go under moles or skin cancers. If I get time, I will add it.
EC: Thank you, Tassi! No need to re-post. We have put your feedback on the moles page (rather than the skin tags page).
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
Did the paste work for you? Can you please tell me how long did it take? I have started the procedure from 3 days and have not noticed any changes till now. Thanks.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
I have some tiny mole on my face - about six. I treated it with castor oil and baking soda only one of the mole got irritated and there was redness and swelling around the rest but the one that got irritated got dried and shrink but the other continued to swell my skin I used this method twice should I stop?
Why doesn't anyone have written about thuja oil for moles? I have put it on a mole (or better skin tag) about the size of a corn's kernel for months but failed. The reason was that the essential oil just vapours in the air if not covered. The day I put thuja with cotton and taped it for 12 hours the process started immediately. It' a cells destruction proces so the first two or three days it can become bigger from inflammation and secret a little pus. The following days it will wither drammaticaly. Some scar must be removed the first days. In about 10 days I got rid of this huge mole without pain. It didn't cut from the root just flattened completely while withering. The days following the first day I put cotton only for about 2,5 hours and not 12 hours in order not to burn too much surrounding tissue.
Smaller tags can vanish in one or two day of application.
Iodine, Hydrogen Peroxide
Thank you for publishing information about this cures. I used iodine and Hydrogen peroxide on 2 moles and got free of them. The first was pea-size and it was cleared after 2 weeks in May and June. It healed, but the skin is still pink. The second mole was 3mm in diameter . I painted it with Iodine once a day for 3 days. Then I soaked it with Hydrogen peroxide for about 15 minutes, I poked it with a pin and it burst, something white drop off and the pink skin appeared . There was no scab, it still hurts, but I am happy I got rid of it. Thank you earth clinic.
Using castor oil and baking soda every 4th day I peel off the thin layer of scab and mole is still there. Please tell me should I continue to apply mixture. Is it working or not? Please reply what should I do.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
My mole was flat one. Now it I have noticed it is little raised like a pimple but it is faded now. Should I continue apply the mixture?
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
Sina, keep going. The mole is beginning to come apart. It will probably gradually slough off.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
I am using castor oil with baking soda since two weeks but there is a small hole I noticed on the mole. Should I continue with the procedure or is there is something serious happening?
HI U MICHELLE,,,,,,,,, not for certain, but think blood root, black salve and cansema are all one in the same. I have used it before, but got spooked and quit.
A doctor at the clinic in Atlanta that I get my Ozone shots used it to pull his lung cancer out his back and destroyed it. Sounds wild, but there are similar cases posted on the internet.
My Tractor Driver has red moles on her back and is scheduled to see a Dermatologist in July. We have the black salve, but I told her that this is her call. The fella I bought this black salve from now lives in Ecuador after spending several years in the pen for selling black salve to cure cancer. He has no use for the U.S. as a result. There is no doubt that this is a totally corrupt country.
I grew up in HAPPY DAYS and I can't believe what has happened to us. I guess we can all thank God that Deidre keeps this site going to allow folks to help one another world wide. Think God will take her in.
I don't know if cancema and blood root are the same. But what I do know from my best friend using cancema is that if you put it on a mole that has good cells (meaning nothing changing into imbalanced or cancer, just a mole) cancema doesn't do anything to the mole because it ONLY attacks cancerous or altered cells. So if the mole was eaten up by the cancema then it was turning into something problematic. She put cancema on several moles and had zero affect one way or the other. Then she put it on a mole on her breast and it went crazy. She's familiar with it so she rode it out. It literally ATE the mole and down into the breast tissue until it had the root. Once all bad cell tissue was gone, it stopped eating. She healed using natural methods and is fine with no sign of a mole or lump anymore and minimal scar that isn't raised. Good healthy skin. Kind of like using maggots to eat gangrene. They only eat the bad tissue, leaving the good tissue open and oxygenated to heal. There is a guy who complained that he used Cancema on a mole on his nose and it ate down into his nose and cartilage. Yes, and he should be thankful because it had to be cancerous. If you use cancema and it acts like its eating a hole, it is, for good reason.
I tried thrice the garlic therapy continuously on one mole. It dried up each time perfectly but when it came out the mole still is intact. It is as if one layer at a time it is coming out. What do I do? Thrice means three layers must have come out but still there's no difference to the mole.. How many more times should I apply it?? Or should I stop?? What am I doing wrong?
Recently, I'd posted about how garlic+castor oil+baking soda worked on my moles. Now, I would strongly suggest on using castor oil to remove moles. I have a mole on my hand and I decided to apply castor oil every day before going to bed and leave it overnight. When I think I'll be free during the day and had not planned on going out anywhere, I thought why not apply castor oil since there's no any planned activities. Then , I realized like about two days , the mole on my hand was raised a bit and I took a pin which has a sharp end and picked the moles out. I was surprised as the scar left was not as bad as the garlic remedy that I had been using before. I strongly recommend y'all to apply castor oil on your moles. Some people said that the moles shrink when they apply castor oil on their skin but my mole didn't . (Maybe because it was a flat mole with diameter 0.3 cm)
Garlic, Castor Oil, Baking Soda
I have numerous flat moles on my face. Then I crush a garlic into paste, and applied them on my moles making sure they fit perfectly on my moles.(My moles are all flat moles by the way, with diameter about 0.3 cm ) . Then I put on bandages on them. I waited for 3 hours approximately and yes, I could feel a bit of pain at those moles(Well, at least I know it is working on my moles) . I took them off before going to bed at night , I applied baking soda and castor oil on the moles. The next morning when woke up , I took off my moles using a hair clip . It hurts a bit but it worked! . The moles were removed leaving a scar. After removing the moles , I applied coconut oil and turmeric , the scar is then removed a few days later. It actually depends how many times you applied them in a day. The more frequent you apply them, the faster the scar heals. :)