What Type Of Moles Can Be Removed Using Castor Oil?

By | August 30, 2017

Moles are benign growths of skin cells and require no additional treatment unless you want them removed for aesthetic reasons. While it is important to get a mole removed medically even in case of benign moles, however, a lot of unverified home remedies have become widely popular and are frequently being used to treat different types of moles. One such home remedy that has been in use for ages is the use of castor oil. Not just for removing moles, castor oil is used to treat a variety of skin, hair & health conditions.

Remember all claims made are purely anecdotal & there has been no medical evidence to support its effectiveness. If you wish you use, please consult a skilled practitioner before proceeding with castor oil mole removal procedure.

Edgar Cayce has explicitly talked about castor oil treatments in his book Encyclopedia of Healing. He suggested using it alone and sometimes mixing it with baking soda for different skin treatments.

Types of moles that can be treated using castor oil

Home remedies are best to treat surface level moles that don’t go deeper into the skin. You can use castor oil to treat other benign moles as well. If your mole (flat or raised) meets both conditions mentioned above, they make for a good candidate for this procedure. In fact, it is a prerequisite for any mole to be eliminated using natural procedures.

If you remove a deeply embedded mole using castor oil, chances of it growing back are much higher. Consult an expert before proceeding with it.

How does castor oil work on moles?

Castor oil is an ages old remedy that is expected to work like magic for most skin and hair related problems. The presence of anti-bacterial properties & richness in antioxidants makes this remedy a must use for all skin conditions including moles, acne, warts etc.

Castor oil mole removal procedures

It can be done in two ways –

1. Using castor oil alone

Dab cotton ball dipped in castor oil on the mole. Gently massage it for a couple of minutes. Let castor oil rest and get absorbed by the skin to take effect. Rinse well after a couple of hours. You may secure the area by applying a medical tape. Rinse well with water & mild soap. Do this at least twice a day for at least 6-8 weeks. Using castor oil alone is a comparatively slow process & takes time in removing a mole.

2. Castor oil with baking soda

Add 1-2 drops of castor oil with one spoon of baking soda. Stir until it forms a thick paste. Apply it to the mole using a Q-tip and fasten it with a bandage. Let the mixture rest for a couple of hours. Rinse the area with lukewarm water and mild soap. Do this 1-2 times per day for a couple of weeks until the mole forms a scab and falls off.

Baking soda might cause irritation so use it every alternate day. Baking soda is added to expedite mole removal process. Using castor oil alone also works but at a slower pace.

Benefits of castor oil mole removal

1. It doesn’t cause skin irritation normally unless overused.
2. This method has been used for ages for treating moles and virtually harmless.
3. This method of removing a mole is very cost effective. You can purchase castor oil from any drug store at affordable prices.
4. Its low molecular mass allows it to reach deeper layers of skin and eliminating the mole.


1. You have to be very patient while working with this procedure. It might take 1-2 months before the mole is completely eradicated.
2. This method is not for you if you don’t like its smell or allergic to it.

Are there any side effects of castor mole removal?

Assuming that castor oil solution is not working out after applying it for a couple of days, you start using other home remedies can cause irrevocable damage to your skin. So it is important that you stick to it.

Are facial moles a good candidate for castor oil removal?

Face is the most sensitive area of your body and therefore any skin growth on face must be dealt with utmost care. Sometimes people use home remedies on face without proper research assuming that it’ll all work out and end up further aggravating the problem.

The best way to use a home remedy is to consult a skin specialist and talk to people who’ve already used a particular procedure successfully.



Castor oil is one of the most effective home remedies with virtually zero side effects. Be patient with the procedure and you’ll start to witness results in a couple of weeks. Make sure you use castor oil for benign moles only.


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With inputs from Hubpages.com, Wikipedia.org, Moleremovalat.com, Diyremedies.org

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