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24 Effective Home Remedies For Mole Removal

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24 Effective Home Remedies For Mole Removal November 3, 2017

Annoyed by that ugly mole on your face?

We know how you loathe the appearance of that mole. While some may consider them as beauty spots, sometimes, they can be just unsightly.

If you are looking to get rid of that rather gruesomely placed mole, we bring to you easy home remedies that will work wonders. Keep reading to know more.

What Are Moles?

Moles are accumulated pigmented cells that appear as dark spots on the skin. They develop in the upper and lower layers of the skin. Moles usually occur on the face, neck, arms, and legs. In some cases, they can also occur beneath the nails, on the scalp, and the toes.

The color, shape, and size of the mole vary from person to person. It usually appears in colors like red, black, brown, pink, and other variations of these shades. While some are flat, colored spots, others are raised.

Find below the different reasons that can cause moles.

Causes Of Moles On Skin

  • The overactive melanocytes in the body produce excess melanin, which gives rise to the mole.
  • Moles are usually caused due to excessive exposure to the sunlight. The pigmentation of the skin cells propagates and spreads to the other areas of the body with over exposure, leading to mole formation.
  • The overactivity of the sebaceous or oil glands can also lead to the formation of moles. They are usually yellow and feel rough when touched.
  • Some moles are present right from the time of birth while others occur during puberty and pregnancy due to hormonal changes.

Natural remedies are affordable, painless, and easy to follow. People mostly opt for natural ingredients as they have relatively fewer side effects, unlike chemical-laden products. Here are a few home remedies to remove moles.

24 Effective Home Remedies For Mole Removal

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar
  2. Black Salve
  3. Baking Soda And Castor Oil
  4. Banana Peel
  5. Frankincense Oil
  6. Garlic
  7. Iodine
  8. Lemon Juice
  9. Oregano Oil
  10. Tea Tree Oil
  11. Potato
  12. Coconut Oil
  13. Hydrogen Peroxide
  14. Turmeric
  15. Aloe Vera
  16. Flaxseed Oil
  17. Coriander Leaves
  18. Honey
  19. Dandelion Root
  20. Onion Juice
  21. Cauliflower
  22. Pineapple Juice
  23. Grapefruit Seed Extract
  24. Fig Stem Juice

Get Rid Of Unwanted Moles With These Remedies

1. Apple Cider Vinegar For Moles

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You Will Need
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Cotton ball
  • Band-aid or scotch tape
What You Have To Do
  1. Dip the cotton in the vinegar and place it on top of the mole.
  2. Hold it in place with the help of the band-aid.
  3. Leave it on for 5-6 hours.
How Often You Should Do This

Clean the area and repeat the ACV application until the mole starts to form a scab.

Why This Works

Apple cider vinegar is the ‘king’ of home remedies. The acidity in the vinegar dries up the mole, making it form a scab and eventually disappear (1).

[ Read: Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Health ]

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2. Black Salve For Moles

You Will Need

Black salve ointment

What You Have To Do
  1. Dab the ointment on the mole and cover it with a band-aid.
  2. Change the band-aid and apply fresh ointment every 12 hours.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this for a couple of days until the mole vanishes.

Why This Works

Black salve ointment is prepared from the bloodroot herb and is often used to get rid of unwanted moles, large freckles, and other skin growths (2).

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3. Baking Soda And Castor Oil

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-3 drops castor oil
  • Band-aid or adhesive tape
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a paste with the baking soda powder and oil.
  2. Apply the paste on the mole.
  3. Cover with the band-aid and leave it on overnight.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every night.

Why This Works

Castor oil and baking soda can help remove moles naturally (3). Baking soda dries out the mole, while the castor oil helps in the healing process. It doesn’t allow the mole to leave behind any scars.

Caution

This method might lead to inflammation of the skin. Do not fret as the inflammation and redness will subside with time.

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4. Banana Peel For Moles

You Will Need
  • Banana peel
  • Scotch tape
What You Have To Do

1. Place a small piece of the banana peel on the mole, with the inside of the peel facing the mole.
2. Secure it in place with a tape or bandage.
3. Leave it on overnight.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this until the mole vanishes.

Why This Works

Banana peel contains natural enzymes and acids, such as oxalic acid and ascorbic acid, that help to remove the unwanted moles (4).

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5. Frankincense Oil For Moles

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You Will Need

1-2 drops frankincense essential oil

What You Have To Do

Apply the oil on the mole and leave it on.

How Often You Should Do This

Reapply the essential oil 3-4 times daily.

Why This Works

The astringent properties of this essential oil tighten the skin around the mole, absorb the excess oils, and dry it out. It will form a scab and eventually fall off (5).

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6. Garlic For Moles

You Will Need
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A piece of cotton cloth
What You Have To Do
  1. Crush the clove of garlic to make a paste.
  2. Apply it on the mole and leave it on overnight, wrapped in a cotton cloth.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this several times a day for three weeks for best results.

Why This Works

The continual usage of garlic will give you quick results. The application of garlic paste can lead to scab formation, making the mole fall off and disappear (6).

Caution

Do not touch the scab with your hands.

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7. Iodine For Moles

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You Will Need
  • Iodine
  • Petroleum jelly
What You Have To Do
  1. Apply a drop of iodine directly on the mole.
  2. Ensure that the area around the mole is slathered with petroleum jelly for extra protection.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this twice a day for a week or until the mole disappears.

Why This Works

Iodine is an effective ingredient to get rid of moles. Its regular application will cause the mole to flake off.

Caution

Do not ingest iodine meant for topical use as it is toxic and can cause severe health issues. If you experience a burning sensation, discontinue using it.

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8. Lemon Juice For Removing Moles

You Will Need
  • Lemon juice
  • Cotton ball
  • Adhesive tape
What You Have To Do
  1. Dip the cotton in the lemon juice and place it on the mole.
  2. Secure the cotton in place using the tape.
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once or twice a day.

Why This Works

Lemon juice has skin bleaching and astringent properties (7). The mole will become lighter and eventually form a scab and fall off.

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9. Oregano Oil For Moles

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You Will Need
  • 1-2 drops oregano oil
  • 1-2 drops castor oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the two oils and apply the blend on the mole.
  2. Do not wash it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply 2-3 times daily.

Why This Works

Oregano oil has antioxidants and healing properties and is used for removing warts and skin tags (8). This essential oil also works well to remove moles.

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10. Tea Tree Oil For Moles

You Will Need
  • Tea tree oil
  • Cotton swab
What You Have To Do
  1. Wipe the mole and the surrounding area with the cotton swab dipped in tea tree oil.
  2. Keep it on for as long as possible.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this 2-3 times daily for a couple of weeks.

Why This Works

Tea tree oil has been used since centuries to treat skin problems like warts and moles. The mole will eventually drop off because of the astringent properties of tea tree oil. This method causes no side effects like scarring or burning (9).

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11. Potato For Skin Moles

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You Will Need

A small piece of potato

What You Have To Do
  1. Rub the potato piece on the mole for a minute or two.
  2. Leave the potato juice on.

Alternatively, place a small slice of potato on the mole and cover it with a bandage. Let it stay for 4-7 days. As the potato decomposes, the mole will also slough off.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this twice a day to slough off the mole completely.

Why This Works

The natural bleaching compounds found in potato help to lighten and eventually fade the mole (10, 11).

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12. Coconut Oil For Skin Moles

You Will Need

Virgin coconut oil

What You Have To Do

Apply a drop or two of the oil on the mole and leave it on.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every morning and night.

Why This Works

Coconut oil improves the texture and hydration of your skin while helping to heal the mole and get rid of it.

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13. Hydrogen Peroxide For Skin Moles

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You Will Need
  • 35% hydrogen peroxide solution (food grade)
  • A Q-tip
What You Have To Do

With the Q-tip, apply the hydrogen peroxide on the mole.

How Often You Should Do This

Apply this 3-4 times in the day.

Why This Works

Hydrogen peroxide is often used to treat skin imperfections like age spots and freckles. It disinfects the area and lightens the skin, helping to fade away dark spots and moles (12).

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14. Turmeric For Skin Moles

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 vitamin C tablet
  • A few drops of honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Crush the vitamin C tablet and mix this powder with the turmeric powder.
  2. Add the honey to this to make a paste.
  3. Apply the paste on the mole and let it dry naturally for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with plain water.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this twice a day.

Why This Works

While the vitamin C gets rid of the mole, turmeric will help in the healing process of the skin. It will ensure that no marks are left behind by the mole (13, 14).

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15. Aloe Vera For Skin Moles

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You Will Need
  • Fresh aloe vera gel
  • Cotton bandage
What You Have To Do
  1. Clean the area and apply the aloe gel on the mole.
  2. Cover with the cotton bandage and leave it on for 2-3 hours.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this twice a day.

Why This Works

Aloe vera is a soothing and healing agent. It contains polysaccharides, tannins, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that restore the natural health of your skin (15). This remedy works a little slowly for getting rid of skin moles, so be a little patient and continue with the aloe gel application until you get the desired results.

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16. Flaxseed Oil

You Will Need
  • 2-3 drops flaxseed oil
  • 2-3 drops honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the two ingredients and apply on the mole.
  2. Leave it on for an hour or so. Wash it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this oil-honey blend twice a day.

Why This Works

Flaxseed oil is used to improve the skin’s texture and get rid of blemishes and freckles. It can work similarly for moles as well. This oil also contains essential fatty acids that possess wound healing properties (16, 17).

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17. Coriander Leaves For Moles

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You Will Need
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Grind the coriander leaves to make a paste and apply this on the mole.
  2. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then wash with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every day for about two weeks to notice results.

Why This Works

Coriander leaves have astringent properties. They initially appear to be cooling when applied topically, but then, they become hot for the skin (18). These properties will make the mole fall off soon.

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18. Honey For Moles

You Will Need
  • Raw honey
  • Bandage
What You Have To Do
  1. Apply honey on the mole and cover with the bandage.
  2. Leave it on for an hour and then remove the bandage.
  3. Wash the area with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this several times a day. Use a fresh piece of bandage every time.

Why This Works

This is an inexpensive method to get rid of this problem. Honey is often used for different skin ailments because of its antioxidant content, emollient nature, and anti-inflammatory property (19). You will witness the result within a week of application.

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19. Dandelion Root For Moles

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You Will Need

A piece of fresh dandelion root

What You Have To Do
  1. Extract the milky liquid from the dandelion root and rub it undiluted on the mole.
  2. Keep the juice on for an hour and then wash it off.

If you cannot find a fresh root, use dried dandelion root paste on the moles. Alternatively, rub a dandelion stem on the mole several times a day and wash it off after an hour.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this 2-3 times a day for best results.

Why This Works

The dandelion plant is very effective in treating moles. The sap in the root and stem has purifying properties and can treat moles, sores, pimples, and even warts (20).

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20. Onion Juice For Moles

You Will Need

1/4 onion

What You Have To Do
  1. Grate the onion and extract the juice.
  2. Apply this on the mole and leave it on for an hour or so.
  3. Rinse it off with water.

You can also purchase readymade onion juice from the grocery store.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this 2-3 times a day.

Why This Works

Onion juice is another excellent and painless home remedy to remove a mole. The natural acids present in it will make the mole fall off in a few days (21). The juice is relatively safe to use unless you are allergic to it.

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21. Cauliflower For Mole Removal

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You Will Need

A few cauliflower pieces

What You Have To Do
  1. Extract fresh cauliflower juice and rub it on the moles.
  2. Keep it on for at least 30 minutes. Wash it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this a few times every day until the mole disappears.

Why This Works

Cauliflower is high in vitamin C content and can help to dry out the mole and make it fall off easily (22).

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22. Pineapple Juice For Mole Removal

You Will Need

A slice of pineapple

What You Have To Do
  1. Take a small slice of pineapple and rub it on the mole for several minutes.
  2. Leave the juice on for a few minutes and then wash it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this several times a day.

Why This Works

Pineapple contains high levels of citric acid that can dissolve the mole. Regular application of pineapple juice will weaken the mole and make it disappear completely (23).

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23. Grapefruit Seed Extract For Moles

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You Will Need
  • 1-2 drops grapefruit seed extract
  • Bandage
What You Have To Do
  1. Apply the extract directly on the mole and cover with a bandage.
  2. Remove the bandage after an hour.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this 2-3 times in a day.

Why This Works

Grapefruit seed extract is an astringent and also contains antioxidants, such as vitamin E. The astringent property will make the mole fall off eventually, and the antioxidants will heal the skin (24).

[ Read: Benefits Of Grapefruits For Health ]

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24. Fig Stem Juice For Moles

You Will Need
  • A piece of fig stem
  • Q-tip
What You Have To Do
  1. Extract the juice from the stem and rub it on the affected areas using the Q-tip.
  2. Leave the juice on for 2-3 hours.
  3. Wash the area with plain water.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this thrice a day.

Why This Works

The juice of the fig stem acts as an exfoliant and removes the mole from the roots (25, 26).

Caution

Be careful while extracting and applying the sap from the stem as it is known to cause dermatitis. Apply it only on the mole and not anywhere else around it.

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Try the above remedies for getting rid of moles before deciding to opt for cosmetic treatments like laser removal. Additionally, follow these simple ways to prevent the occurrence of moles.

Prevention

A. Limit Sun Exposure

Prolonged exposure to the sun stimulates melanin production, leading to moles. Avoid exposing your body to direct sunlight. Avoid the sun from 10 AM to 4 PM when the ultraviolet rays are the most intense. Wear a hat or a protective gear whenever you step out in the sun.

B. Sunscreen

Apply a high SPF sunscreen or sun block lotion before stepping outdoors. The SPF content in the lotion should be at least 20. Also, make sure that it is non-carcinogenic. Apply this 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun. Do not forget to reapply the sunscreen every two hours if you are still outdoors. The effects of the sunscreen do not last longer than 2-3 hours. Hence, reapplication is essential to keep the skin protected.

C. Monitor

Monitor the condition of your existing moles once every month to detect any changes in them. If any change occurs, there are high possibilities that the mole is cancerous. Uneven color and change in size and shape are signs to look out for. Consult a specialist immediately if you notice anything.

D. Exfoliation

Regular exfoliation of the skin can go a long way in preventing the occurrence of moles. Overaccumulation of dead cells can block the skin pores and lead to abnormal functionality. As a result, moles can form. Exfoliate both your face and body once every week.

Here are some more tips you should follow.

Tips To Follow

  • Do not forget to talk to your doctor before trying out these remedies.
  • Get the mole examined by the doctor to ensure that it is not cancerous before you start off with home remedies. Moles that cause burning, itching, and pain should be shown to the doctor. Medical attention is required in case of bleeding from a mole.
  • A disadvantage of home remedies is that they take a long time to show results. In addition, every remedy might not work for everyone. You need to try out a number of alternatives before arriving at the perfect solution for your skin mole. If you do not notice any difference even after one week of application, try out a new method.
  • Make sure you practice these home remedies regularly for optimum results. If there is no change even after several weeks of application, you need to consult a doctor.

Some common doubts that people have regarding moles are addressed below.

Expert’s Answers For Readers Questions:

Mole removal – will it hurt?

Whether you use one of the many home remedies listed in the article or opt to get your mole surgically removed, the process does not hurt. Especially in the case of surgical removal, the dermatologist will numb the area before the process. You will not feel a thing. However, the skin may become slightly tender.

Does laser mole removal give you scars?

Any surgical process of removing moles will leave a scar. It may be tiny, but there will definitely be one. Of all the artificial methods, laser mole removal is the best if you want minimum to no scarring.

How much does a mole removal cost?

On an average, per treatment would cost anywhere between $50-$80. The cost may be higher or lower and depends on your doctor.

Watch this video to know about a few home remedies for mole removal on your face:

We hope we covered all the aspects related to mole removal, be it the different home remedies you can give a try or the tips you should follow. Go ahead and try them out!

Do share your ideas and experience in the comments section given below. We would love to hear your feedback.

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