Moles are brown, red, pink or black spots, round or oval, that appear anywhere on the skin. Everyone has moles, ranging from 10 or more. Moles are generally benign, but can be cancerous. You may want to remove your mole(s) because it may cause irritation or because you find it unattractive. Moles can be removed medically, but you can also remove the mole yourself with castor oil.
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Things you need
- Castor oil
- Baking soda
- Band-Aid (optional)
- Jar or container with lid
Massage the area with castor oil two times a day for two days to soften the mole area.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda with one teaspoon castor oil to make a paste, having the consistency of gum. Make an additional amount to store in the jar or container for easy access the following days.
Apply the paste on the moles and leave it on overnight. You can choose to cover the mole area with a Band-Aid to keep the area from drying out or preventing it from getting wiped away.
Repeat application of the baking soda, castor-oil paste every night until the mole disappears.
Each day you will notice the mole starting to break down and disappear.
Tips and warnings
- While moles are generally benign, you should check with your dermatologist to determine if your mole may be cancerous.
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