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How to remove a mole (with Apple Cider Vinegar)

Updated on August 14, 2013

My Mole Dilemma

I had a problem. I had a mole on my face. This was unsightly. This was annoying. This was a health risk. Because the mole was large and extended it would catch and bleed every time I used a razor blade. Because many insurance programs consider mole removal to be cosmetic, it is often considered elective and not covered in their programs. If I was to have it removed, I would have to shell out all of the money to have it done. This was something I was simply not willing to do. Furthermore, I had heard many horror stories about applications and creams. Many of them, it seemed, simply did not work. As I was not about to shell out money, and possibly support, something that did not work, I was quite ready to live the rest my life with the mole. I would simply only be able to use electric razors, carefully.

When I heard about a home remedy, I would shrug my shoulders and try it. I did not expect much success, but with little invested I had little to lose. So when I heard about using Apple Cider Vinegar, something which I had anyway, to remove moles, I thought I'd try it. These are the results.

Disclaimer: I am not, nor have I ever claimed to be, a Healthcare Professional. I can not speak as to the use or effect of these products. I am only able to tell you what I have done and what the results have been. I always recommend speaking to a health care professional before using any product.

Method for Mole Removal

Apple Cider Vinegar

Supplies

Cotton Balls

Apple Cider Vinegar

Adhesive (such as Band-Aids)

Method

1. Soak about half of the cotton ball in Apple Cider Vinegar

(keep wet, but squeeze out excess)

2. Apply Apple Cider Vinegar to Mole.

3. Affix soaked cotton ball to mole with adhesive

(seal as best you can)

4. Keep area covered for at least and approximately eight hours.

5. Let mole breathe for at least 4 hours per day

6. Continue with steps 1 to 5 until mole scabs up and falls off.

Mole Removal Photos - Part I - with Apple Cider Vinegar

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Mole Removal with Apple Cider Vinegar Test - Part I

After Day 1
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 07/26/2013
Viewed (photo) 07/27/2013
 
Slight redness in skin
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch
Dark (dry) patch in center of mole

Notes: I did not have the foresight to take a picture before I began, but decided to document the results after the first day. I roughed up the skin of the Mole with nail file board before applying the Vinegar. I kept the bandage sealed approximately 18 hours.

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After Day 2
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 07/27/2013
Viewed (photo) 07/28/2013
 
Redness to skin
Slight stinging sensation after Vinegar first applied
and when cotton ball pressed firmly to mole
Tender to the touch
Dark (dry) patch in center of mole has grown
Some dark spots on cotton when removed

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 20 hours.

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After Day 3
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 07/28/2013
Viewed (photo) 07/29/2013
 
Skin on edge of mole came off with towel and
bled after shower
Little to no change visually in size
dark (dry) patch in center of mole
Redness in skin around mole almost gone and
dry with the application of Neosporin to area
Larger dark spot on cotton when removed
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar applied
and when the cotton ball was pressed firmly to the mole
The Mole is slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I applied Neosporin to the reddened skin around the mole. I kept the bandage sealed approximately 19 hours.

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After Day 4
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 07/29/2013
Viewed (photo) 07/30/2013
 
Skin on edge of mole initially whitish/clear and looked dead, however
I believed this rubbed off in the shower or with towel
Dark (dry) patch in center of mole about the same size, however
initially appeared slightly convex
later came partially off (connected at bottom) either in shower or with towel afterwards
Redness in skin finished disappearing, but
skin was dry to rub off after shower
Dark spots on cotton when removed
Slight stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied to Mole
and when the wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole
Mole tender to the touch

Notes: Vaseline applied to skin previous to shower. I kept the bandage sealed about 19 hours.

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After Day 5
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 07/30/2013
Viewed (photo) 07/31/2013
 
Dark (dry) patch in center of mole about the same size and still there
Dark spot on cotton the size of the dark spot on mole
Lots of bleeding when Vinegar first applied
A light stinging sensation when the Vinegar was first applied
and the cotton ball was pressed firmly to the mole
Occasional stinging even when bandage removed
Mole slightly tender to the touch

Notes: The bandage was sealed for approximately 19 hours.

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After Day 6
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 07/31/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/01/2013
 
Mole looks smaller (one edge even with skin)
Dark patch in center of mole about the same size and still present
Dark spots on cotton
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar was first applied
and when wet cotton was pressed firmly to mole
Mole slightly tender

Notes: The bandage was sealed about 19 hours.

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After Day 7
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/01/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/02/2013
 
Little initial change in mole size or shape
Mole slightly lighter in color
Dark (dry) patch in center of mole came off after shower
Large dark spot on cotton
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Occasional stinging even when open to air
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 20 hours. I am getting tired. Although stinging is light, I am getting tired of the constant pain. I am getting tired of having a bandage on all the time.

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After Day 8
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/02/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/03/2013
 
Mole mostly flatter
(except for 1 edge)
Darker patch in center of mole
Large dark spot on cotton
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Occasional stinging even when open to air
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 16 hours.

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After Day 9
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/03/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/04/2013
 
Edge of mole flatter
Patch in center of mole darker & larger
Large dark spot on cotton
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Occasional stinging even when open to air
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 16 hours. Have a doctor's appointment on the 16th. Plan on going till the 14th (if necessary). This will give 2 days to heal.

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After Day 10
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/04/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/05/2013
 
Mole thinner, flatter
Dark patch in center of mole still present
but appears to have come off near edge
Large dark spot on cotton
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 14 hours. The least affected area (edge) is a hangover, not connected underneath. The cotton only touches the top side. This may be having an effect. The Apple Cider Vinegar appears to be having an effect. I can only hope it takes care of the mole before I have to give it up.

Mole Removal Photos - Part II - with Apple Cider Vinegar

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Mole Removal with Apple Cider Vinegar Test - Part II

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After Day 11
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/05/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/06/2013
 
No apparent change in actual mole size
Dark patch in center of mole still present
but part came off after shower
Large dark spot on cotton
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 13 hours.

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After Day 12
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/06/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/07/2013
 
No apparent change in actual mole size
Dark patch in center of mole initially present
but most came off after shower
Large dark spot on cotton
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 13 hours.

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After Day 13
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/07/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/08/2013
 
Mole might be a little smaller.
Dark patch in center of mole initially present
but most came off after shower.
Large dark spot on cotton.
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole).
Slightly tender to the touch.

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 12 hours. Woke in the middle of the night and could not get back to sleep because of the itching of the bandage. Was tempted to rip it off to end the itching, but did not.

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After Day 14
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/08/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/09/2013
 
No apparent change in actual mole size
Large dark spot on cotton
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 12 hours.

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After Day 15
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/09/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/10/2013
 
Mole might be a little smaller (hard to say)
but appears lighter in color
Dark patch on surface of mole initially present
but came off after shower.
Larger dark spot on cotton (and soaked clear through)
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 12 hours. The affect appears to work for several days. Applied on smaller mole one time. Several days later the end became hard and broke off.

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After Day 16
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/10/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/11/2013
 
Mole might be a little smaller (hard to say)
Initially surface skin like dead
probably came off in shower
Dark patch in center of mole
Dark spots on cotton (soaked clear through)
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 13 hours.

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After Day 17
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/11/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/12/2013
 
Little to no change in actual mole size
Dark patch on mole
(some came off after shower)
Dark spots on cotton (soaked clear through)
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 13 hours. I reduced the amount of cotton being used due to the smaller size of the mole. This updated webpage was not allowed to be published due to automatic computer filters. I have already put in my request for review. I will continue my updates in the meantime. Sad that this had to happen during the week of my end to this experiment. Until this snafu, this page had the most visitors and the highest ranking of all my pages. I can only hope that when this is resolved, I will be able to continue where I left off and that my faithful visitors will return.

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After Day 18
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/12/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/13/2013
 
Little to no change in actual mole size
Dark patch on mole
(came off after shower)
Dark spots on cotton (soaked clear through)
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 13 hours. Unless the mole falls off overnight (unlikely), it does not look that the experiment will be successful before I had to stop.

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After Day 19
(Apple Cider Vinegar)
Applied 08/13/2013
Viewed (photo) 08/14/2013
 
Little to no change in actual mole size
Skin on surface of mole originally dead looking
(came off with shower)
Dark spots on cotton (soaked clear through)
Light stinging sensation when Vinegar first applied
(and when wet cotton ball pressed firmly to mole)
Slightly tender to the touch

Notes: I kept the bandage sealed approximately 13 hours. This was my last day. Mole did not come off.

Mole Removal Conclusions

with Apple Cider Vinegar

After 19 days the mole still did not come off, so I can not speak to this part. The Apple Cider Vinegar definitely had an effect. I witnessed this myself. The mole got both smaller and lighter in color. I believe that removal is in part dependent on the type, size and hardness of the mole. If the mole had been smaller, or if I had waited it out longer, I believe the mole would have disappeared

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     *Removal dependent on time
     *Freshness of Vinegar may also play a factor
     *Smaller moles may come off
     *Acid in Apple Cider Vinegar and bandage Irritates skin
     *More irritation to area with longer application time

Apple Cider Vinegar Mole Removal Videos

Another method for mole removal

Baking Soda and Castor Oil

Note: I tried this method three times, but the results were ultimately unsuccessful. This does not mean that the method will not work, or has not worked, for you. Some report success with this method.

Supplies

Castor Oil

Baking Soda

Sterile Needle

Emery Board

Band-Aids

Method

1. Clean mole with soap & water

(pat dry, leave mole moist)

2. Scratch surface of mole with needle and emery board

(1st time only)

3. Mix 1 teaspoon Castor Oil with enough Baking Soda to make a paste

4. Rub paste into mole

(1 or 2 minutes)

5. Put additional paste on top of mole & cover with Band-Aid till next application

6. Apply 3 times daily

For most people and moles, this is supposed to work in 3 days to 3 weeks, but can take up to 6 weeks. It is important to note that the three times I tried this method, I did not last the full six weeks. The first 2 times, I got bored and gave up after a few weeks. The third time I lasted longer, but I eventually had to give up for a new job. Each time produced a reddening of the skin and a soreness, but little else. On the second occasion I tried mixing a little ground aspirin into the baking soda with the hopes that it would ease the pain. Instead it became so painful that I could not roll over it in the night without waking up. On the third occasion some skin actually came off the surface of the mole.

Other methods for mole removal

The following home-based methods for getting rid of moles have also been suggested. They have not been personally tried by myself.

Fresh Garlic: Grind or chop garlic as fine as possible and apply it to the mole with a Band-Aid.

Coconut Oil: Apply directly to the mole, similarly to the Apple Cider Vinegar method.

White Chalk: Rub on mole once a day.

Iodine: Apply directly to the mole, similarly to the Apple Cider Vinegar Method.

More Mole Removal Videos

Other uses for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Some people use ACV as a toner or for cleaning out the skin to get rid of blackheads. Remember that over-using any product can lead to damage. Many people report using the toner up to once or twice a day, however, with seemingly little result. How often you use it is totally up to you. Just remember that ACV smells and any odor can put off certain people.

Because the skin is acidic, ACV can help restore skin to its natural levels. Most people use 50% ACV to 50% water. This can prove to be too acidic for some people, however. It is best to use a 1:8 (1 part ACV to 8 parts water) solution and go up from there until you are comfortable.

It is easiest to use a sterile glass container with a small lid to store your ACV toner. This is because it can easily be shaken up, which is especially important if you are using organic ACV with "mother." It is also easier to hold a cotton ball over the opening and shake your ACV toner onto it.

Apply your toner with a cotton ball, careful to avoid the eyes, and rinse off in about 2 minutes
(ACV will sting the eyes and any open wounds)

I am not sure how long ACV toner is good for, but I would replace it with a new batch at least once per week just to be sure.

Mole Removal Products - Untested

None of these products has been personally tested for fear of spending money on something that may not work. This does not mean that the products may or may not work and they are placed here for those who might be interested in using them. If you choose any of them, I would be interested in hearing about your results in the comments.

Have you tried any of these or other methods? What have been your results?

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      Shaws 2 months ago

      Hi,i have had a mole removed from under my armpit and the scar is still sore i got it removed about 6 years ago the mole came back normal, any idea?

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Well, I've never done this, but it makes smart sense to me. I'll try to remember in case I grow one.