Castor Oil for Mole Removal

For years, castor oil has been recognised as an ingredient with many health benefits, and this is especially true when it comes to mole removal.  This remedy was originally used in Asia and Africa where the castor plant is a native species.  It is now used throughout the world and is one of the most popular home remedies where mole removal is concerned.  Castor oil is rich in fatty acids, making it a perfect moisture source for the hair and skin.  Many popular beauty products on the market today contain castor oil and so it is no surprise that it is one of the most popular home mole removal remedies either.

How to use Castor Oil for Mole Removal

The first step in using castor oil for mole removal is mixing a little bit of baking soda with a tablespoon of castor oil that has been hard pressed.  This will turn the mixture into a paste.  You should then use the paste and with a cotton bud, rub the paste over the mole, whilst being as careful as possible not to get any past over the skin (you can use Vaseline to protect it, if needs be).  Following the paste application, apply a bandage over the mole.  This will help to keep the paste in place and to ensure it does not get infected.
This method should be applied once a day until the mole peels away or falls off from the skin.  This usually occurs in around three to four weeks.  Whilst using this method you may notice that the mole begins to bleed or scab.  This is just the paste doing its job and you should not worry too much unless your skin feels a burning sensation.  Whilst the mole is scabbing it is important not to pick at it but rather continue to use the paste until the mole has completely removed itself.

Does Castor Oil for Mole Removal Really Work?

Most people that decide to use castor oil for mole removal often are trying it as a first attempt.  They either want to save the money that it would cost by having the mole removed at a private clinic or they want to avoid surgery at all costs.  This method is also most commonly used for aesthetic mole removal.  If you do have a mole that you think may be malignant this method is not a good idea and you would be well advised to speak with your doctor before proceeding.

The truth is though that for most people castor oil for mole removal does work.  You will need to perform repeated treatments to the specific mole in order for this to happen and as everyone is different the time scale before the mole falls off will differ from person to person.  If it doesn’t work in the time scale that you would like there are other home remedies that you can try before opting for surgery.

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