Can you remove a mole with garlic? Sounds like a joke. But curiously, it is one more home remedy that some people swear by. And while there are many ways to attempt mole removal, most people want a simple and natural way to get rid of their moles easily, and without any cost.
Since a garlic bulb is around a dollar or so in most places (or less!), then garlic mole removal may just be the natural mole removal solution you are looking for.
Using this process let’s you avoid a doctor’s office, the related mole removal fees, and an process of cutting, freezing, burning skin.
This simple solution that uses garlic (or similarly the apple cider vinegar method) is ideal for people that have a little patience, and don’t mind smelling like raw garlic for a few days or more.
How does garlic work to remove a mole
Garlic bulbs contain enzymes that help in breaking down the pigments which are form as moles. They lighten the dark pigmentation quickly. It can help stop of melanin in skin which darkens skin.
How to use garlic for mole removal
There are various ways of using garlic for mole removal. We have listed them below. Choose your preference and use it regularly to diminish the appearance of moles.
Garlic clove bandage
This process ensures quick removal of a mole. But make sure to avoid the application of garlic to the surrounding skin of the mole as it can lead to scarring.
- Peel and slice a garlic clove.
- Place it in the mole and secure it with a bandage or medical tape.
- Leave it for 4 to 5 hours.
- Remove the bandage and wipe the area clean with antiseptic cream or gel.
- Repeat the process up to 3 times a day.
Garlic paste bandage with petroleum jelly
Here is how to use a garlic paste to remove a mole:
- Crush a garlic clove into a paste.
- Apply petroleum jelly (Vaseline ) around the mole to avoid a burn or irritation that can be caused by contact with garlic.
- Put garlic paste on the moles with a Q-tip.
- Apply before bed. Leave overnight. Remove in the morning.
- Repeat each day until a mole disappears.
Garlic juice method
You can use garlic juice to remove a mole however it is a little bit more involved and requires several applications each day.
- Squeeze garlic to extract juice using a juicer or other method.
- Apply garlic juice directly on the mole.
- Let it dry completely.
- Rinse off the juice with water. Dry the mole and area around it.
- Repeat this process three to four times per day.
Garlic powder with castor oil method
- Garlic powder.
- Castor oil.
- Band-Aid or Medical tape.
Castor oil is also known for removing skin abnormalities like moles, skin tags, and even warts. It doesn’t leave any scar behind.
- Mix 1/2 tsp of garlic powder with castor oil to create a thick paste.
- Apply the paste on the mole.
- Leave it on for several hours during the day, or overnight.
- Remove each application with with water and then dry mole and area.
- Repeat application twice per day.
- Secure paste with a bandage or medical tape.
- Fresh garlic can be crushed and used in paste instead of garlic powder.
Garlic oil method
Note: Garlic oil helps in breaking down the pigmented cells. You have to be careful when applying because garlic oil is a more concentrated form of garlic.
- Using a Q-tip, apply garlic oil on the mole.
- Leave on until it is dried.
- Repeat the process 2 to 3 times per day.
Garlic with vinegar method
- The acidic nature of vinegar destroys the pigmentation of moles. For this process, you can use either apple cider vinegar or white vinegar.
- Take a garlic clove and crush it into a paste.
- Combine garlic paste and enough amount of vinegar.
- Apply it to the mole. Leave for half an hour.
- Rinse with water. Dry mole and skin around mole.
- Repeat until mole falls off.
Garlic juice with onion juice method
Onion juice improves skin health. It fades blemishes and brown spots. It contains bleaching properties and is acidic.
- Mix equal quantities of onion juice and garlic juice.
- Apply the solution to a mole with cotton swab or Qtip.
- Let it dry.
- Rinse with water. Dry mole and skin around the mole.
- Repeat process 2 to 3 times each day.
Additional notes and recommendations:
- The garlic application can sting – this is normal. If the burning sensation is too intense then dilute with water before application.
- For more effective results, pierce the mole with a sterilized pin or needle before applying garlic.
- Use olive oil or coconut oil to treat an resulting dry skin.
- Avoid tanning beds or sun exposure. Always use sunscreen. Protect moles from the sun.
- Always consult a dermatologist if a mole seems irregular or has changed.
- Don’t scratch or file moles down.
- Don’t remove moles with home surgical methods.They can cause infection. They should be done by professional medical staff only.