Mole Remedies


Posted by Teresa (Lowell, North Carolina)
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I had a raised mole to come up on my face and several skin tags to appear under my arm. I was embarrassed by the mole on my face, but didn't have the money to have it removed. Using a q-tip, I rubbed iodine on both the mole and skin tags at night before going to bed. Within 3 to 7 days the skin tag dried and fell off while the mole went away. I have shared this information with my sister who has removed several as well.

Iodine and the Scratching Method

Posted by Rina (Tx) on 06/09/2017
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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. :)

Iodine, Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Radost (Varna, Bulgaria) on 07/25/2016
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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.

Iodine, Tea Tree Oil

Posted by Ann (Sydney, Nsw, Australia) on 11/14/2012
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Hi, I've had a 1cm raised mole under my bra strap for many years. Decided to try to get rid of it. Over a 2 week period I applied iodine (Lugol's solution) about 4 times and applied tt oil every day... Sometimes twice a day. When I applied the tto I could feel gritty material coming away as it broke up. I think the iodine actually "killed" the thing though. Only took 2 weeks! Good luck everyone! Ann.

Malt Vinegar, Vitamin C Powder

Posted by Sally (Birmingham, Uk) on 06/22/2012

Hi, I have recently applied malt vineger and vitamin c powder to 4 moles on my face and 1 on my arm. I followed what I needed to do correctly, using a sterilized needle to scratch the moles and file. Then applied the vinegar and vitamin c powder. After scratching them with the needle and file, it stung a bit then I put a band aid over them and went to sleep.

I did scratch quite a lot of the moles off in the first day but this was every couple of hours. Some times they would bleed only slightly, and majority only dead skin tissue of the moles would come off.

They have gone flat and turned into scabs, it's just making me feel a bit sick all day. And the treatment area is flat brown or black however it has gotten slightly bigger. But I assume this is part of the healing process. Some of the surrounding skin healing too. Is this normal?

I would also like to know how do you know what the root of the mole is supposed look like and how deep can they go so I know what to look for so I get the whole mole. So it doesn't grow back again. Other wise I've wasted my time on these moles

Plus if you don't get the root can the moles get bigger when growing back?

Oh yeah do I wait till the scabs drop off and repeat the process?

Thank you in advance.

Replied by Danamarie
United States

Moles do not have roots although warts may have them.

Multiple Remedies

Posted by Shelia (Tx) on 04/16/2018
4 out of 5 stars

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.

Radiation and Moles

Posted by Millicent (France) on 11/16/2017

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.

Salycilic Acid

Posted by Christoph (La, Ca) on 08/13/2012
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I would use salycilic acid instead. works faster. go to christoph5241 mole removal on you tube.

Scratch and Apply Salt

Posted by Sonnie (LAGOS, NIGERIA) on 05/12/2008
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MOLE REMEDY: I had moles scattered all over my body (up to my face). They first start out like tiny specks and begin to expand over time. Some were as big as maize seeds. The remedy was to scratch the surface with a sharp object and apply salt (regular kitchen salt). You begin to see results after two days and whatever scars appear initially fizzle out over time. I may not know if it worked for me because am black.


Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 10/08/2010
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I recently bought a bottle of cellfood at my local health food store. I researched the uses and one of the things that they said it did was to remove moles, warts, etc. So after washing my face, I cut off the end of a q-tip and dipped the end in a drop of cellfood. I applied it directly to the moles that I had on my face. Just barely touching the mole with the cellfood, I did this several times during the evening. You have to be very careful as it can burn the surrounding tissue. It blows my mind that this morning two of my moles are gone and after another application tonight, I'm sure the other two will be gone by tomorrow morning. I removed one mole using the ACV method and it took several nights to remove and longer to heal, but this process was amazing. It is also great for burns and small cuts. BUT, there is some burning involved..... Nothing that cannot be tolerated... More like an irritation. I know this is not a cheap product, but what it can do is worth it.

Replied by Zsaqwe
Brownsville, Texas

What does cell food contains? Is it the same as 35%food grade Peroxide? It looks like so much like the same thing.

Replied by Suem
Worden, Il Usa

Cellfood is not a peroxide. According to the research, it has amino acids, vitamins and oxygen.... The oxygen content is what I believe removed my moles. It's now in the healing process, but the moles are gone.

Replied by Ann
Austin, Tx

Where did you buy these supplements? I am covered on my face, and neck. Now, I'm getting them on my chest and back.

Replied by Suem
Worden, Il Usa

Ann... I bought my bottle at my local health food store, but it can be purchased online. Amazon has the best price that I found. The sites where my moles were are scabbed over, but still healing nicely.

Replied by Lovebydesign
Oakland, Ca
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Thanks, Suem! I used Cellfood and after about a week of applying regularly, the mole on my face and two on my arm have all peeled easily off.. Amazing! Now, I'm working on healing the skin around and underneath (using MSM cream and coconut oil -- usually w/ a drop or two of an essential oil (tea tree or lavindin for the anti-fungal properties or sea buckthorn for the skin nourishing properties)).. Hopefully they heal beautifully..

Replied by Lovebydesign
Oakland, Ca

Hi.. I forgot to mention that during the week or so that I was dabbing the CellFood Q-tip on my moles, I had to urinate much more frequently and much more suddenly (and I couldn't hold it for nearly as long as I normally can). I wondered if I was developing a UTI (which I've never had before), but I had no other symptoms/discomfort and haven't noticed it now that I haven't used the CellFood these last few days. I'm assuming maybe the CellFood was killing/releasing the fungus or whatever the cause of the mole and my body wanted to eliminate it ASAP.

Ted's Mole Theory

Posted by Bob (USA) on 10/06/2007
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Ted, I am intrigued by your theory that moles are fungi protected by melanin. It makes sense that they grow and shrink and puff out! I recently burned one off in less than a day of using garlic clove mixed with ACV. I also used black walnut tincture for 5 days prior with no noticeable results. After less than a day I pulled the round bandaid off and it was blistered so I stopped doing anything. I poked it with a pin and realized it wasn't attached. I squeezed pus out for a day and then it dried up and rubbed off quite easily in four days, and the remaining scab five days later. I had some success with castor oil and baking soda on different moles but they came back. I think it's different for everyone and every mole because possibly every mole is a different fungus protected by melanin so it makes sense that they can't be destroyed all the same way! Also, I am very lethargic and have swollen lymph nodes and tonsil cruddies as well as over 350 moles all over my body so it makes sense that I'm full of viruses or funguses!!! Any good foods to eat? Goji? Garlic? Onion? Potassium rich foods? I heard that warts and moles can be a sign of potassium deficiency, but some people think moles are just the hangy dark ones so I'm not sure if they meant flat ones as well. Have you heard anything on this? Once again I'm very intrigued by your ideas please update me on any helpful information.

Replied by Aria
Port Huron, Mi, Us

Try adding 1/2 tsp. baking soda to each litre of water that you drink. I started drinking 3-4 litres per day to help alkalize my PH to get rid of a 3 year battle with MRSA. Not only was the MRSA gone within a few days but it never came back and I noticed several other "side effects". One of these effects was that my moles started shrinking from within days. I added extra virgin coconut oil to my diet a couple of times a day and most of my skin blemishes were gone within a month with no sign of their previous existence.

On the tough moles, I am adding 5% lugol's iodine right now. It has been three days and they are hard and dry. A patch of scab from one fell off last night to expose pink skin so I think it's working. I'll keep you posted on how it turns out.

The String Method

Posted by Lisa (In, USA) on 07/17/2015
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I have removed three moles with the thread method. I used a sterilized piece of thread, you can only use this method with mushroom shaped moles (smaller base, with like a muffin top) and you have to tie the string (or hair) around the base pretty tight, but not tight enough to break the skin. Swab it with alcohol every day until it falls off (about 5 days.)

Posted by Jennie (Fort Wayne, IN) on 04/05/2008
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My friend (an RN) removed a large mole on my back by tying cotton thread around it and slowly cutting off it's blood flow. She'd tie a new thread, slightly tighter, every few days or so. After three weeks it came off. This was absolutely painless, the only thing that bothered me was my clothing rubbing on it so I kept a band-aid over it. It was quite large and got bigger and turned purple as it died. I'm sure a smaller mole would come off in less time.

Replied by Malte
1 out of 5 stars

re: mole removal (the string method)

I tried this on a medium sized-mole (maybe 5 mm in diameter). The mole was raised a little. What I did was apply HP until it turned white and raised some more, then I tied a thread around it tightly and covered it with a bandaid. It seemed to be okay after a while, but after day 2 I had to remove the string because the area was getting red and inflamed, and hurting so badly I had a headache and was beginning to get nauseous. A few days later the area is still very red, tender, and painful.

Maybe it was because I used HP first, but I think this method is probably far more painful that simply applying iodine (which I am trying on other moles with no pain so far). I would not reccomend this method.

Replied by Sally
Warsaw, Poland

I've actually used the string method succesfully on my arm, but in a slightly modified way.

My mole was a medium brown color, raised, and circular. It had been there unchanged for years, so I knew it was safe to remove. I cleaned the area well and I tied a string around it - no knots or anything, so I could tighten it at will. I tied it around tightly and watched tv, and I would tighten the string every few minutes. After about two hours the mole was very pale, and the string was pulled so tightly the mole had turned into a perfect spherish bubble above the string. I took a sharp knife that I sterilized earlier, and while pulling the string and mole upwards, I placed the blade under the string and I cut the mole off. I cleaned the wound and waited for it to stop bleeding, and covered it with a bandaid. For the next few days I cleaned the wound and put Neosporin on it. Now, half a year later, I have a tiny scar. It's a barely visible brown ring where the edges of the mole were (it turned out that I didn't grab enough of the mole with the string), with a very small brown dot in the center (the root). The mole so far isn't growing back and I'm really happy with the results.

This method is really risky and you can really harm yourself, so I advise choosing a more safer method to remove your moles.


Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 07/30/2016
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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.

Vitamin E

Posted by Bamagal74 (Centreville, Alabama) on 06/16/2014
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Moles: I applied Vitamin E (I used the capsules, broke them and applied) and kept covered for a little over a week. The mole is gone!! I was hoping it would have been more healed by my trip, but it did that the day AFTER I returned home. Just my luck. lol After 2 weeks it is still healing but much better. With make up it's barely noticeable. I am now trying it on another mole, but I will do it less aggressively.