Home Remedies for Moles

Most moles are harmless, posing no health concerns. They are problematic primarily from an aesthetic point of view as many people find them unattractive.

Medically known as melanocytic nevi, moles are black, brown, or flesh-colored spots or patches on the skin that form due to the collection of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce pigment, the coloring substance also called melanin.

Most moles appear by the age of 20 or 30. They can be flat or raised, rough or smooth, with or without hair. Factors like genetics, hormonal fluctuations and sun exposure may affect the number and appearance of your moles.

Some moles will fade and disappear as a person ages, but not all and often not when people are most concerned with how they look. Some simple home remedies can help you get rid of unsightly moles.

Before trying the home remedies though, it is important to inspect your mole for abnormal characteristics such as asymmetry of the border, color, or diameter.

If you notice any of these issues or the mole is changing in shape or color without any treatment, get it checked by a dermatologist to rule out the possibility of it being cancerous. Do not attempt to treat cancerous moles on your own.

home remedies for moles

Here are the top 10 home remedies for moles.

1. Garlic

Garlic is one of the most effective home remedies for moles because it contains enzymes that help break down the clusters of pigment-producing cells. Plus, it helps lighten the dark pigmentation.

  1. Crush a fresh garlic glove and place it on the mole.
  2. Secure it with a bandage and leave it on overnight, or at least for four hours.
  3. Do this daily for a few days. The mole will then fall off naturally. This method is said to give positive results with merely five days of daily application.

Make sure to disinfect the area with rubbing alcohol or another disinfectant before repeating the process daily. Plus, to protect the skin surrounding the mole, apply some petroleum jelly or oil.

Warning: Applying garlic on skin can cause redness and irritation.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a very popular home remedy for mole removal. Due to its acid content, it helps scab the mole and makes it fall off over time.

Apple cider vinegar remedy to get rid of a mole

  • Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place it on the affected area. Secure it with a bandage or medical tape and leave it on overnight. Do this daily for about 10 days or until the mole falls off.
  • Alternatively, you can rub warm water on the mole or lightly scrape the surface with an emery board and then apply cider vinegar on it until it turns white. Leave it on until it dries naturally. Do this several times a day.

Apple cider vinegar is likely to make the mole worse in the initial few days, but it will get better in a week. If it leaves a scar, apply coconut oil.

Note: To protect the skin around mole, apply petroleum jelly on the surrounding area before applying apple cider vinegar.

3. Castor Oil

Castor oil helps remove warts, moles, and skin tags. Being a discutient, it helps dissolve and eliminate unusual growths. This method is not likely to leave scars. However, it tends to take a lot of time as it gets rid of moles one layer at a time.

  1. Mix a pinch of baking soda and a few drops of castor oil. You can also mix in ground aspirin.
  2. Gently rub the mixture on your mole.
  3. Leave it on for a few hours until it dries naturally.
  4. Do this twice daily for about one month.

If you do not have baking soda, you can use castor oil alone.

4. Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil is particularly useful for removing raised moles. It softens the moles and loosens them around the edges so they can easily come off.

  1. Mix enough finely ground flax seeds and honey with flaxseed oil to make a paste.
  2. Apply it on the affected area and leave it on for at least one hour.
  3. Follow this remedy three times a day for a few weeks.

5. Iodine

A tincture of iodine can also be used to remove moles and skin tags. It triggers natural cell death and eliminates the clusters. You can get iodine tincture from a drug store.

  1. Clean the affected area and apply a drop of 5% iodine solution on your mole. For flat moles, you can also scratch it slightly with an emery board before applying the iodine.
  2. Cover it with a bandage or gauze and leave it on overnight or as long as possible.
  3. Repeat the procedure daily for a week or two.

If you do not want to use a bandage, then apply the iodine solution two or three times a day and leave it on until it dries completely.

Note: Iodine will remove moles without scarring, but it is likely to stain the skin. To avoid this deep purple staining, apply a little lotion or petroleum jelly around the mole to protect the surrounding skin.

6. Pineapple Juice

Fresh pineapple juice can help lighten the pigmentation of moles, thereby making them less noticeable.

  1. Soak a cotton ball in pineapple juice and apply it on your mole.
  2. Leave it on overnight or until the juice dries.
  3. Do this several times a day for a few weeks or until your mole fades.

For best results, use fresh pineapple juice made daily as it contains more citric acid. You can also use other acidic juices like that of lemons, grapefruits, and sour apples.




  1. ur remedies are awesome…
    tnku so much :)

  2. in picture what is meant by ground asprin

  3. you forgot tea tree oil , mixed with aloe vera or cocconut oil (equal volumes ) are very effective in treating moles ,

  4. how to get rid syringoma under my eyes can u give me some tips thank in advance

  5. I really enjoy reading the information you give. I am trying to be a much more natural remedy person and your info is very helpful. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  6. #tip

    NEVER pick a mole it makes them bigger . My friend picked hers now it 2x the size

  7. My wife has used Garlic paste to remove mole from the face. It is realy effective. You should not apply any cotton bandage on that. I will worsen the mole, instead of that apply garlic paste (pure) on mole and leave it open for few hours.
    Positive results: Mole should start drying up. Once it is dried you will see small hairy skin element on mole like brush. You should pluck those things slowly daily untill your mole disappeared.
    Negative effect : If you feel storong pain, Bleeding around the mole. Also mole is not getting dry. Stop using garlic. It is better to consult doctor for the same.

    Hope it help

  8. I plan to try each of the 10 remedies that claims it can “remove” a mole. I have around 20 moles that I would like to see gone, and I dont have the money for surgical removal. So, I’ll be listing the result of each treatment after I see the results.

  9. Thanks for posting this. Im gonna try it

  10. I’ve tried garlic pieces and it worked very well. Cut the fresh part of the piece of garlic and directly place it on the black/ brown mole (flat mole). Do this several times. It will fall off.

    • How long did you leave the garlic pieces on for? :)

    • I have mole on the inside of my leg, did use I hole piece of garlic what did you do made the garlic in to a paste and how did hold it into place. Or did you just rub the garlic on to the mole.

  11. I applied garlic and it reacted on my skin
    Resulted in dark patches

  12. i will try the garlic thingy… hope this will work

  13. Thanks for sharing your home remedies the apple cider vinegar was most effective but the garlic worked as well but caused red spots on my neck

  14. Well,I am gonna apply the garlic one,hope it will help in removal of moles from my face :)

  15. Used pure garlic crushed clove for 1 day for 4 hours and it caused burns on surrounding skin and caused mole to swell, peel and bleed. Do not use a band aid and test before using on face!! It has been a week since I used this method and it still looks like a huge zit!!! Never again!!

  16. Tried the garlic remedy for a day and it resulted in red blotches around my mole, concerned as to if it will go away because it’s already been about a week and it’s not gone.

    • Use other remedy. YOu got burned skin from garlic. Always test it on small area on the face first to see how its react. Even natural ingredient has side effect, just because you sensitive to it.
      Your comment is awaiting moderation. It will take more than a week to heal burned skin apply aloe vera gel on it

  17. gonna try the garlic one… hope it works!!!

  18. I m gonna try the garlic. Hope it will work as i have expected.

  19. I pray its also work for me,I wl try garlic remedy. thx so much for sharing ,may God continually enrich you in wisdom, knowledge in Jesus Name.

  20. Garlic is the best for moles.mine was gone…..thank you so much

  21. I tried the Garlic, and got burned pretty bad by it. It stung quite a bit, I just figured it was working. Anyway, do not apply garlic to skin!!

  22. Just try amman pacharisi(tamil name of d plant) …when u pluck the leaves of tat plant u will get a milky substance just apply it ovr d mole……and mole falls of depending on its size….


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