You and I call it a beauty spot. Cindy Crawford has one over her lip! In reality, it is a mole. No harm, actually a mole is just an unwanted growth of skin cells. They can be black or brown in colour. And you won’t find moles only on face. They can be seen anywhere on the body. Moles start off in childhood days, and stay on as you grow. But some of you might hate the very impression of a mole sitting on glowing clear skin.

Let us go through the “mole” business – causes, types and then home remedies to do away with them.

What Causes Unwanted Moles

Moles happen when cells grow in a cluster form, rather than spreading throughout the skin. These cells are called ‘melanocytes’, and darken after they are exposed to sun in the teenage years, and pregnancy as well. But relax, they are not cancerous, they are just benign (meaning harmless).

Did you know, it is common to have 10 to 40 moles by adulthood? Sometimes, hair can be seen in moles. But, that’s ok. There is no need to press panic buttons. In fact, some moles also fade away with time. Is there only one kind of a mole, or are there more? Let us find out.

Types Of Moles

The moles present at birth are called Congenital nevi scientifically. They are found in 1 in 100 people and are likely to turn cancerous, as compared to moles which happen after birth.

Dysplastic nevi are moles that are larger than the average size and are irregular shape wise. Plus, they have an uneven color, with centers in dark brown color and lighter uneven edges. As it so happens, these nevi are likely to become cancerous. So if there are any changes in a mole, do get them checked by a dermatologist to find out any likelihood of skin cancer.

Now let us know the types of home remedies we have:

Natural Remedies To Remove Moles From Your Body Or Face:

So, here we go finding the battery of home remedies that can help remove moles. You can apply them on moles found on any part of your body – cheeks, shoulders, chest, abdomen, arms, legs etc. but make sure you do not have sensitive skin (or else it will end up reacting to the natural remedies you apply).

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

What you need:

  • ACV
  • Bowl
  • Cotton ball or paper towel.

How to prepare: Pour a few drops of ACV into a bowl.

How to apply:

  1. Dip a cotton ball (or paper towel) in the solution.
  2. Apply it to the moles on your face or body (as the case maybe).
  3. Leave it overnight.
  4. Repeat this daily for 10 days minimum.

Why this works: When you apply raw and organic ACV to a mole on a daily basis, you will find them fall off in some time, because of the acidic content in it which scabs the mole and makes it fall off.

Caution: In the initial few days, ACV application can make the mole go worse. Not to worry….it takes a week’s time for it to get better. Apply coconut oil, if you see a scar.

2. Pineapple And Sea Salt

What you need:

  • Pineapple juice (fresh)
  • Some sea salt (optional)

How to prepare: Extract juice from a fresh pineapple.

How to apply:

  1. Put cotton ball soaked in pineapple juice on your mole.
  2. Let it stay overnight or until the time the juice dries up.
  3. Repeat this process several times a day, or for a couple of weeks, till the moles start to fade.

Why this works: The citric acid in pineapple helps dissolve moles, whereas the sea salt sheds off the dried skin layer, thereby revealing smoother skin underneath.

Caution: Try and use fresh pineapple juice, as it has more of citric acid. If that is not available, you can try for other juices like grapefruit, sour apple and lemons.

3. Sour Apple Juice

What you need:

  • Sour fruits such as oranges
  • Lemons or green apple
  • Juice extractor

How to prepare: Extract the juice of the sour green apple through the juice extractor.

How to apply:

  1. Apply the juice of sour apple on moles.
  2. Wait for 1-2 weeks to see the results

Why this works: Once again, it is the citric acid found in “sour” fruits like oranges, lemon, green apples that comes to work.

4. Honey

What you need:

  • Just few teaspoons of honey

How to prepare: No prep required. Pour some honey in a dish plate.

How to apply:

  1. Honey is a medium which doesn’t need any other partner ingredient, as such.
  2. So, apply honey to the ‘moled’ skin, and let it dry.

Why this works: Honey, has brought wonders in skin moisturisation and antiseptic properties, and now mole removal, also.

Caution: It is an extremely beneficial remedy for those having sensitive skin.

5. Castor Oil And Baking Soda

What you need:

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp castor oil
  • Ground aspirin (optional).

How to prepare: Combine the ingredients and turn it into a fine paste.

How to apply:

  1. Rub the mixture on the mole.
  2. Leave it overnight.
  3. Do it twice daily for a month for best results.

Why this works: Castor oil is not just a good essential oil, it helps in removal of moles, warts, and skin tags too. It does so by dissolving and removing unusual skin growths.

6. Garlic

What you need:

  • Garlic cloves
  • A small bandage

How to prepare: Crush the garlic cloves into a thick paste.

How to apply:

  1. First of all, smear the garlic paste on the moles.
  2. Now cover it with a bandage.
  3. Let it dry overnight.
  4. Keep repeating this procedure for 5-7 days, for results to show up.

Why this works: Garlic is gifted with enzymes that bring havoc on the cell clusters that produce pigments. And, top it all, it lightens the skin pigmentation.

Caution: Garlic application on skin can cause irritation and redness. So, apply oil or petroleum jelly to protect the skin around the mole. Also, you need to disinfect the area by rubbing alcohol before you repeat the process.

7. Aloe Vera Gel

What you need:

  • Gel extract of an aloe vera plant

How to prepare: Slice a sharp knife on the aloe vera blade. What you get is the gel extract of it.

How to apply:

  1. Put aloe vera gel on the mole and put a bandage on it to secure it.
  2. For better absorption in the skin, leave it on for 3-4 hours.
  3. Do it twice or thrice a day for a month, for satisfactory results.

Why this works: As compared to other acidic ingredients, aloe vera gel is a mild (and therefore good remedy) when it comes to combating moles.

8. Flaxseed Oil

What you need:

  • Flaxseed oil
  • Flax seeds
  • Honey

How to prepare: Mix finely ground flax seeds, honey and flaxseed oil.

How to apply:

  1. Apply this paste on the moles.
  2. Leave it for an hour.
  3. Do it thrice a day for few weeks at a stretch.

Why this works: Flaxseed oil is particularly useful – when it comes to removing raised moles. You will love this oil, because it softens the moles and loosens them around the edges, so that the moles fall off easily.

9. Tea Tree Oil

What you need:

  • Cotton swab
  • Tea tree oil

How to prepare: Pour a few drops of tea tree oil in a tiny bowl.

How to apply:

  1. Dip a cotton swab in tea tree oil
  2. Then wipe off the mole and the surrounding area with the treated cotton swab

Why this works: Did you know tea tree oil has been used for centuries to treat moles-n-warts?

10. Banana Peels

What you need:

  • A fresh banana peel

How to prepare: Keep a few banana peels ready.

How to apply:

  1. Put the inside of the banana peel on the moles.
  2. Then secure it with a bandage.

Why this works: When executed well, the banana peel will dry out the mole, making it fall off

11. Frankincense

What you need:

  • Frankincense essential oil
  • Olive oil

How to prepare: First of all, you need to dilute Frankincense oil. How? By adding 8 tsp of olive oil with 1 tsp of this oil.

How to apply:

  1. Now dab this mixed oil on your mole, and let it stay for a couple of hours.
  2. Make it a point to do this twice a day – for a few weeks at a stretch.

Why this works: Frankincense essential oil is astringent in nature. This is a plus point, because it helps in drying up of moles, layer by layer.

Caution: If skin irritation persists, then discontinue this remedy.

12. Iodine

What you need:

  • Iodine (in tincture form)
  • Gauze or bandage

How to prepare: Pour 2-3 drops of iodine tincture in a small bowl.

How to apply:

  1. Clean the affected area first.
  2. Now apply just one drop of 5% iodine solution on your mole.
  3. Cover it with a gauze or bandage.
  4. Leave it overnight as long as you can.
  5. Keep repeating this for a week or so, until you see the results showing up.

Why this works: Just a tincture of iodine is enough to get rid of moles and skin tags. It actually boosts natural cell death and removes the clusters.

Caution: Iodine has a wonderful ability of getting rid of moles (without leaving any scars) but it can stain the skin. To avoid the deep purple stain marks, use petroleum jelly around the mole to protect the surrounding skin.

13. Strawberries

What you need:

  • Couple of strawberries (this time not for taste, but for mole removal)

How to prepare: Slice a strawberry first.

How to apply:

  1. Put the sliced strawberries on the moles.
  2. Wait for half an hour or so.
  3. Then wipe it off the mole.

Why this works: Strawberries have anti-oxidants and vitamins which are good to treat your skin and make it clear, till moles fall off.

14. Grapefruit

What you need:

  • Grapefruit seed extract
  • Gauze or bandage

How to prepare: Get the seed extract of grapefruit.

How to apply:

  1. You need to apply on your mole just 1 drop of grapefruit seed extract.
  2. Cover it with a gauze or bandage as an option.
  3. Leave it for a few hours.
  4. Do it twice or thrice a day – for almost a month.

Why this works: Grapefruit is rich in vitamin E and flavonoids. This makes it a good remedy to say goodbye to moles. You can also go with the option of combining 1 part of grapefruit seed extract with 10 parts of avocado oil. Then apply it on the moles, and let it stay for 10 minutes. This is not a one-day strategy, you need to do this many times to gain fruitful results.

15. Coriander Leaves

What you need:

  • A bunch of coriander leaves

How to prepare: Grind a couple of coriander leaves into a fine paste.

How to apply:

  1. Now apply the paste of the leaves of coriander on the moles.
  2. Let it stay on the skin for 10 minutes.

Why this works: In just a few days time, the moles would be non-existent.

16. Cashew Nuts

What you need:

  • Half a bowl of cashew nuts would be sufficient.

How to prepare: Soak the cashews in water and leave it overnight. Next morning, grind it into a paste.

How to apply:

  1. Put the paste of ground cashews on the moles.
  2. Repeat this regularly for some time (not few days, but few weeks).

Why this works: This natural remedy makes the moles fall off, and scars fade away.

17. Cumin Seeds

What you need:

  • Few cumin seeds
  • Abowl of water

How to prepare: Soak a couple of cumin seeds in water overnight. Follow it up by grinding them into a smooth paste.

How to apply:

  1. On the moles, put the ground paste of cumin seeds.
  2. Do this for 2 weeks.

Why this works: Cumin seeds are naturally gifted in doing away with moles.

Caution: If cumin seeds give you a burning sensation, don’t worry. It is harmless and will not cause any damage to the skin.

18. Radish

What you need:

  • A radish, that’s it!

How to prepare: First of all, grate the radish (or grind it, whichever) into a fine paste.

How to apply:

  1. Smear the mole(s) that are there on your body with grated radish.
  2. Do it several times a day to get best results.

Why this works: Radish paste has mole-eradication properties, so next time, don’t just eat it, but also apply it.

19. Fig Stem

What you need:

  • Couple of fig stems

How to prepare: To start with, extract the juice from fig stem.

How to apply:

  1. Rub the fig stem juice extract on the affected skin (having moles).
  2. Repeat it twice or thrice a day, depending on the intensity of the mole.

Why this works: Dishum dishum…that’s what fig stem does to a mole.

20. Potatoes

What you need:

  • A small-sized potato (not for eating, but for moles)

How to prepare: Cut a potato into half.

How to apply:

  1. Now rub the cut potato on the mole.
  2. Do so for a couple of days.

Why this works: This procedure helps slough off the moles from the skin. You can also put a small potato on the mole and put bandage on it. You see, as the potato decomposes, the mole falls off gradually.

21. Aspirin

What you need:

  • An aspirin tablet

How to prepare: Mix aspirin tablet in a few drops of water to turn it into a paste.

How to apply:

  1. Now put the aspirin tablet-turned-paste on the mole
  2. Wash it off after half an hour.
  3. Repeat this daily to get results.

Why this works: If, after a week, the treated mole starts to shrink off…that means the treatment is working. So continue this home remedy till you get satisfactory results.

22. Dandelion

What you need:

  • Dandelion stem

How to prepare: The extract of dandelion stem (even the milky liquid from the dandelion root will work).

How to apply:

  1. Rub the undiluted dandelion stem on the mole area not once, but many times a day.
  2. Then wash it off after an hour has passed.
  3. Repeat this daily for a week to zap the mole.

Why this works: The stem of dandelion is very effective in treating and sloughing off moles.

23. Onion Juice

What you need:

  • Few onions
  • Cotton swab

How to prepare: Extract onion juice at first.

How to apply:

  1. Dip a cotton swab in the onion juice.
  2. Apply the soaked swab on the moles.
  3. Leave it for 30 minutes, then wash it off.
  4. Keep repeating this for three weeks (minimum).

Why this works: Owing to its acidic properties, the juice of onion does away with moles ‘slowly and steadily’.

24. Cauliflower Juice

What you need:

  • One cauliflower
  • Cotton ball

How to prepare: Use a juicer or grinder to squeeze the juice from the florets.

How to apply:

  1. Now dip a cotton ball in the cauliflower juice.
  2. Apply the juice to the moles and the area around.
  3. Let it sit for an hour or two.
  4. Don’t forget to rinse it off well.
  5. Repeat this for a few days and see the wonders working.

Why this works: Am sure you never knew how this vegetable comes to use in treatment of moles, did you? It fights the cells of the mole, from the root, thereby sorting out your problem.

25. Cinnamon

What you need:

  • 50 g cinnamon powder
  • 1 fresh lemon

How to prepare: Squeeze the lemon first. Now combine its juice with cinnamon powder in a bowl and turn it into a fine texture.

How to apply:

  1. Apply the semi-liquid paste on the moles.
  2. Leave it for 20 minutes.
  3. Then rinse it off with cold water.

Why this works: The mask made of cinnamon powder and fresh lemon helps battle out moles, freckles, and age lines. And then there is Vitamin C-rich lemon which reduces skin pigmentation.

26. Honey And Egg Of The Chicken

What you need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp honey

How to prepare: Whisk 1 beaten egg in a bowl (till it becomes foamy), and add honey into it.

How to apply:

  1. Apply the mixture of egg of the chicken and honey on the affected areas of the skin that show moles.
  2. Rinse off after 30 minutes, first with cool water, then warm water.
  3. Apply this recipe twice a week.

Why this works: Honey, as you know, is a natural healer, which softens and brightens skin. When you team it up with Egg Of The Chicken, then it helps you fight skin pigmentation and freckles.

27. Egg White

What you need:

  • An Egg white

How to prepare: Separate the egg white from the yolk.

How to apply:

  1. Now apply the egg white on the areas of skin with moles.
  2. After 15 min, wash it off with water.
  3. Use the egg white mask thrice a week, and see the results.

Why this works: An egg white not only takes away the dead skin cells, it also nourishes your skin, and helps treat moles and age spots.

28. Attar And Salted Water

What you need:

  • Attar
  • Salted Water

How to prepare: Mix the ingredients in 1:1 ratio.

How to apply:

  1. Just pat and apply the combo of attar and salted water on moles on a daily basis.

Why this works: This combo blurs freckles and moles safely, without any harm.

Having explored the natural remedies, how about checking out other options – mole removal creams, for instance.

Mole Removal Creams: Are They Effective?

For some it is a beauty spot, for others it is an ‘ugly spot’. Dermatologists use a scalpel to remove the mole, which is a common method of mole removal. But it can lead to scar formation, which you could call, is the biggest drawback.

There are topical creams for mole removal – which contain bloodroot, a form of acid which dissolves the mole. But that might need repeated applications. Do not expect a miracle that the moles will vanish away with the creams. The success of it depends on the size of the mole.

Are there any preventive methods which can nip the problem? Let us find out.


Here are a few preventive methods to keep moles at bay:

  1. Limit Sun Exposure: The one way in which you can lower the risk of developing moles is to protect yourself from harmful UV rays. Try and limit the sun exposure during the peak hours – such as from 10 am to 3pm.
  2. Sunscreen: One of the ways to avoid moles (in case of sensitive skins) is by wearing a sunscreen with SPF of 30 or more.
  3. Monitor: Keep a self-skin check. This will help you monitor for new mole growth, if any.
  4. Exfoliation: Daily exfoliation is a good way of preventing moles in the first place.

When To Visit A Doctor

Monthly examination is a must to detect the presence of moles, and skin changes.

Surgical Procedures By A Qualified Medical Professional

First of all, the surgeon will have to find out the size of the border. There are 3 surgical methods used to remove moles: Shave excision, punch biopsy, and excisional surgery. There is laser method of mole removal too.

Hope you found this article on mole removal handy. Write in and tell us, if you have anything to add on! Also, which mole removal method would you like to go in for.


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