Moles are small, discoloured spots on the human skin. They range in colour from brown and yellow to black and purple. They may be flat or raised, smooth or hairy, large or small; they may even look like warts. Most moles occur in areas that can be easily concealed by clothing, but occasionally they appear in an area that causes embarrassment or discomfort. Moles such as these can be surgically removed but this procedure is expensive and can leave scars. Alternatively, there are a number of home remedies a person can use to safely remove a mole at home for free. Only use one treatment at a time on one mole at a time.
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Things you need
- Cotton swabs
- Apple cider vinegar
- Baking soda and castor oil
- Black walnuts that are not fully ripe
- Raw garlic
Crush an aspirin tablet. Add one or two drops of water to make a paste. Apply to the mole and cover with a bandage. Repeat two times a day until the mole disappears.
Wash the mole in water as hot as you are able to tolerate. Pat dry and apply apple cider vinegar with a cotton swab. Allow the mole to air dry for ten minutes then rinse with cool water.
Place cauliflower into a blender. Blend until pulpy. Strain the pulp, saving the juice. Apply cauliflower juice to the mole with a cotton swab and allow to air dry. Do not rinse off. Do this once a day until the mole falls off. Extra juice can be stored in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Before going to bed, combine baking soda with enough castor oil to form a thick paste. Apply to the mole. Cover with a bandage and leave on over night. Repeat until the mole is gone.
Apply pure honey to the mole twice a day. Rub it in gently, in the morning and evening, until the mole disappears.
Gather black walnuts that are not fully ripe and make several small cuts in the outer covering. Squeeze this juice on to the mole and rub gently. There may be a mild burning sensation and the affected area may turn slightly brown, but this is temporary. Repeat twice a day and moles should vanish in less than a week.
Take a clove of garlic, peel it and scrape one side lightly. Place the scraped side over the mole, so the juice will get on it. Cover with a bandage. Leave in place for 12 hours. Replace the garlic every 12 hours and leave the mole covered. Within 3 days, the mole should be gone.
Tips and warnings
- If the mole is on in a sensitive area, such as on the face, use a mild treatment like honey.
- Do not remove moles from children.
- Do not attempt to file a mole down.
- If any of these treatments causes your mole to bleed, stop using it immediately and call a doctor.
- If you notice a change in the shape or size of a mole, contact you doctor immediately.
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