Get Rid of Warts, Moles, and Skin Tags With Castor Oil and Baking Soda
I’ve probably removed a dozen moles and innumerable skin tags using castor oil and baking soda. Frankly, I’ve lost count of the moles and skin tags I've done away with in numerous batches.
Always consult with a licensed medical professional or dermatologist before removing skin growths at home.
Discutient Effects of Castor Oil
Medical-Dictionary defines "discutient" as a remedy that scatters or causes a lesion or tumor to disappear. This means a discutient is potentially capable of dissolving tumors, abnormal growths, swellings, and cysts. Castor oil is a discutient. For some inexplicable reason to me, the addition of baking soda makes this remedy more effective.
Removing Moles and Skin Tags with Castor Oil and Baking Soda
Moles and skin tags can potentially be removed by applying a drop of castor oil, mixed with a pinch of baking soda to them twice daily, morning and night. Even once daily works, though it may take a bit longer. Continue the application until the mole or skin tag is gone. If you have many skin tags over a large area of your skin, just apply the castor oil mixture to the whole area.
Don’t worry if you forget to use it once in a while.
Origins of the Castor Oil-Baking Soda Remedy
I first ran across this remedy in Edgar Cayce’s Encyclopedia of Healing. Cayce suggested both using castor oil alone and occasionally mixing it with a pinch of baking soda before applying. I have used castor oil alone, but many times using it on myself I have switched to castor oil mixed with baking soda out of impatience. It's possible the baking soda speeds up the process.
This is a very old remedy known to many of our foremothers. Back in the early 1980s when I first tried it, I mentioned it to our elderly neighbor, Mrs. Hollingsworth, who was in her '80s at the time.
She replied, “Oh, yes. Whenever I get a mole or a growth, I just put castor oil on it till it goes away.”
I suspect this is a very old “granny” remedy, and I am told that it used to be common to apply castor oil to any growths on cows’ udders to remove them.
How Long Does It Take?
Some moles take longer than others. Based on my experience, the maximum amount of time it takes for a mole to disappear is two months. I say this because that is the longest it ever took me. Some small, superficial moles will disappear in as little as one month.
The Dissipation Process
- For four to six weeks, you will probably see little or no change.
- After six weeks or so, if the mole is one of the large, prominent, “raspberry” types, it will begin to shrivel. Superficial moles will dry up so that they look like scabs of dead skin. They will fall off too, or you can scratch them off, as you would a scab. You may notice a small indentation in the skin where the mole used to be, but this will heal without leaving a mark.
- At the very end, it will dry up and flatten out so that it looks like a small raisin that someone stepped on. You will notice that the mole is practically hanging by a thread to the skin.
- The mole or skin tag will then fall off.
Tips and Tricks for Using Castor Oil on Skin Tags and Moles
If you are removing numerous skin tags over a large area, you will probably not see changes in the skin tags, and will likely not notice that some are gone. The day will come when you apply the castor oil mixture and realize that you don’t feel the skin tags anymore; all of them are gone and the skin feels smooth.
It may be possible to hasten this process by applying a drop of the castor oil mixture and covering the mole with a band-aid so that the castor oil doesn’t rub off and is in continuous contact with the mole.
I think you’ll be surprised and delighted if you try this old-time method.
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Questions & Answers
I have a large raised mole on my face I'm using castor oil and baking soda on. It has been a little over a week. The mole is sore and scabbing a bit on the outside. Is this normal?
I have never known of soreness or scabbing to occur using this method. I would suggest you see a doctor.Helpful 43
What kind of castor oil should I use to get rid of skin tags?
While there are several kinds of castor oil, in this article I'm referring to the "regular" kind that you can buy at Wal-Mart or any drug store.
Will moles that are flat disappear with castor oil and baking soda?
How long will it take to remove a wart?
The time varies, but a wart usually goes away in two months or less.
If I don’t want to use baking soda and just use castor oil, as the baking soda dries up overnight creating red marks on my face, would it take longer and would it be as effective?
Many people are sensitive to baking soda. I think castor oil alone would be effective--though it might take a bit longer.