Moles are generally small-pigmented spots made up of melanocyte cells that appear on the surface of the skin. Melanocyte cells are those cells that are responsible for the pigmentation of the skin.
Moles are usually brown in color, however some might be dark brown or skin colored. They could be rough or smooth, raised or flat and few may have hair growing on them. While most of them are harmless and pose no health threat, they could be a problem from an aesthetic point of view.
Natural Remedies For Moles
1. Roots to get rid of flat moles
Mix the root powders of licorice, Rubia cordifolia (Indian madder/Manjishta is available online) and lemon/orange rind powder in 1:1:2 proportion. Add enough buttermilk or yogurt to the powder to make a thick paste.
Apply on the mole and let stay on the skin for 20-30 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Use this mask every day on flat moles on the face or elsewhere on the body.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Mix a small quantity of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with petroleum jelly and then apply this mix on the mole. Use a bandage to cover the spot. Repeat this procedure three times a day for two weeks for fast results.
What you need:
- Cotton ball
- Petroleum jelly
- Apple cider vinegar
Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly around the mole to protect it from the acidic effect of vinegar. Pour a few drops of apple cider vinegar on the cotton ball and place it in a manner that the vinegar touches the skin of the mole. Secure it with a bandage and leave it in position for a couple of hours. Follow this process three times a week. After 7 days of use, you can expect the mole to begin drying up. Do not rub at this stage. Let it fall off naturally.
3. Coriander and cumin poultice
Grind a handful of coriander leaves and 1 tsp cumin seeds to a paste. Use just a bit of water when processing these ingredients because you don’t want the paste to be runny. Heat for 10 seconds in the microwave and apply a generous amount of the warm paste on the mole.
Cover with a bandage and let the poultice work on the mole for 30 to 60 minutes. Then remove the bandage and wash the treated area with room temperature water. Use every day for best results.
4. Garlic oil mix
Crush a garlic clove and prepare a paste from it. Combine it with petroleum jelly or coconut oil. Put it on your moles and leave it in position for 3-4 hours. Repeat daily for at least a week for effective results.
5. Onion and apple juice
Extract the juice of ½ onion (small) and ¼ highly acidic apple (Green) and use a piece of cotton wool or a Q-tip to apply it on the mole.
In about 5-7 minutes, the juice will dry on your skin, reapply and wait, and reapply again. Wash with room temperature water once dry. This is a slow treatment that is gentle but offers conspicuous results in time. So, patience and consistence are a part of this equation. Use the juice every day for best results.
6. Almond oil
Blend a few drops of almond oil with honey and put the mixture on your moles. Applying this blend twice on a daily basis will give you great results.
7. The fruity paste
You will need pomegranate rind powder for this paste, which can be hard to find online. So, once you are done enjoying the juicy arils, don’t discard the ruby red peel.
Either sun dry the rind or roast till hard and then powder. Mix ¼ tsp of this powder with a pinch of nutmeg and enough lemon juice to make a thick paste. Apply on the mole and allow to dry. Then, wash with room temperature water.
8. Extra virgin olive oil
Olive oil will certainly be useful in lightening your moles. Mix a few drops of it with frankincense essential oil and apply this blend 2-3 times a day on your moles.
9. Potassium for prevention
Increasing your intake of potassium can help to keep your skin free of moles. Instead of using a supplement, opt for potassium rich foods like avocados, bananas, apples, mushroom, grapefruit, tomatoes, spinach and tomatoes.
A 1% blend of Echinacea essential oil and raspberry seed/blackcurrant seed oil also helps to prevent moles.
10. Castor oil
Not only does castor oil soften and hydrate your skin but it can also penetrate deep into your dermal layers to help remove moles. So here how she goes…
Before going to bed every night, add a few drops of castor oil to a pinch of baking soda to form a thick paste. Apply this on your mole overnight. Castor oil helps protect the skin while baking soda dries out the mole.
After 3 days, you should see your mole beginning to lighten in color. It could take a week or so for the mole to start to face based on its size and color. Repeat daily for a couple of weeks until you get rid of it.