April 25, 2013 by Tiffany
This post contains affiliate links. This is our personal story of how we removed a mole. We are not medical professionals, nor should this post be construed as medical advice. Please read my full disclaimer here. Written by Mr. Crumbs
Ah, the internet – the strange place where you can read the news, communicate with friends, buy blueprints on how to build an airplane, get scammed out of your life savings, read about my ten day water fast. how I healed a spider bite using a potato. plan meals (with LOTS of organic food) for less than $100 a week and today: learn how to remove a mole… using apple cider vinegar.
It gets weirder and weirder doesn’t it?
What’s even weirder is that we documented this process with pictures.
So why post this? Mrs. Crumbs and I have come to really like using apple cider vinegar (ACV) for a variety of reasons and felt that it deserved its own mini-series outlining some of the benefits of this miracle liquid.
(I’m also a pretty skeptical person, and it’s always fun to try new or weird things to see if they actually work!)
We believe that it’s important to use the best ingredients whenever you can, but it’s of even greater importance when you’re using food to heal your body or cure ailments. For quality apple cider vinegar, we recommend Braggs because it is raw, unfiltered and contains the mother. It’s readily available on Amazon and is the price is consistently one of the lowest we’ve seen.
THE MOLE (before)
If the look on my face didn’t give it away, I’m not exactly thrilled about having these “epic” photos on the internet. But it is important to display the magnitude on how large this mole had grown over the years. I’m also willing to suffer for the greater good of everyone else removing their moles at home.
As long as I can remember, this mole started out as a tiny speck near my ear. Obviously it had grown substantially over my 30+ years on earth.
This mole constantly got in the way of haircuts and would ALWAYS get nicked by clippers. It also caused my hair to grow sideways – yes, parallel with the ground (which was very annoying). Just a few days after a haircut, there would be 3 or 4 hairs sticking far out of my head because of this mole!
To make matters worse, every year I went to the doctor for a physical, the doctor would always say “let me remove that for you” or “let me zap it!” No, thank you. It wasn’t changing color and having it frozen off my head didn’t sound fun. “No,” I cried, “it’s not hurting anything.”
So at this point,
I’m defending the mole. (Truthfully, my biggest concern in having the doctor freeze it off was that it would leave a big bald spot on my head and that the hair wouldn’t grow back. ) Enter the internet.
Wanting the doctor to leave “the mole” alone, I was determined to find a more natural or holistic way to remove this guy. “How to remove a mole naturally” led to all sorts of Google generated responses, from expensive topical creams to using alcohol. Apple cider vinegar was a pretty common one too and we had this in the kitchen cabinet. It seemed to be the least painful method, so Mrs. Crumbs and I thought it was worth a shot. (Plus (6 months ago) I thought my wife could turn into a blog post. )
Various sites returned different protocols and instructions on how to implement the apple cider vinegar method. Not wanting a band aid on my head at work, we decided that apple cider vinegar would only be applied at night while sleeping.
How to Remove a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: The Process
- Dip half a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, saturating yet squeezing out excess.
- Apply the cotton ball on top of mole.
- Use a band-aid to secure cotton ball over mole.
- Leave the secured cotton ball on the mole for up to 8 consecutive hours each day.
- Continue steps 1 though 4 until mole scabs up.
Doesn’t that sound better than having a doctor freeze it off? Mrs. Crumbs would apply the saturated cotton ball right before bed time and would remove it in the morning before going to work the next day. The first morning, after the band-aid was removed, the mole looked “white”
Day 2 of Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
The mole turned darker again during the day, but by day 3 it started scabbing up and “crusting over.”
Day 3 of Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
Day 4 of Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
After day 4, we decided not to apply any more ACV to the area. We weren’t really sure what was going on, but it appeared to be working. Additionally, the area around the mole became a little red from the vinegar. NOTE: ACV is a diluted acid. Applying it to skin may cause redness, irritation, and even burn your skin.
One Month After Treatment
This method was painless. Maybe a little irritation from the ripping the band-aid off of my scalp, or from the ACV on the skin, but it was easy and I would definitely do it again.
Here are a couple shots of what the area looks like now six months later (with my hair shaved extra short so you can get a good look