Get Rid of Warts, Moles, and Skin Tags With Castor Oil and Baking Soda
Apply Castor Oil Mixed With 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 the skin tags were done away with in batches too numerous to count.
Castor oil is a discutient—a substance that dissolves and remove tumors, abnormal growths, swellings, and cysts. For some inexplicable reason, the addition of baking soda makes this treatment more effective.
Moles and skin tags can 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.
I first ran across this remedy in Edgar Cayce’s Encyclopedia of Healing. Cayce sometimes suggested using castor oil alone and sometimes mixing it with a pinch of baking soda before applying. I have sometimes used castor oil alone, but I have generally switched to castor oil mixed with baking soda at some point, out of impatience. I think the baking soda speeds up the process a little.
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 This Take?
Some moles take longer than others. Probably the maximum amount of time for removing a mole this way 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 a month.
Here’s what will happen: 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. At the very end, it will dry up and flatten out so that it looks like a small raisin that someone stepped on. At the end, you will notice that the mole is practically hanging by a thread to the skin. Then it will fall off.
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.
If you are treating 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. But 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.
Always consult with a licensed medical professional or dermatologist before treating skin growths at home. A skin cancer screening should be performed before proceeding.
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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 37
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.Helpful 19
How long will it take to remove a wart?
The time varies, but a wart usually goes away in two months or less.Helpful 18
Will moles that are flat disappear with castor oil and baking soda?
I've been using this method to remove moles for about a month. Lately, I noticed a "peel" growing on the moles I'm treating. My question is: should I peel it off or wait until my mole turns into a scab like you mentioned? Does it mean the moles are close to falling off?
It's hard to say where you are in the process, as the amount of time can vary. It's probably best not to "pick at" the mole, but I think gentle exfoliation would be fine.Helpful 4