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How to Get Rid of Skin Tags and Moles With Apple Cider Vinegar

  • One of the most common questions I get asked as a holistic health practitioner is how to get rid of moles, skin tags, and warts. I have found in my practice that the same thing does not work for everyone.
Can apple cider vinegar remove skin tags?

  • Apple Cider Vinegar works for most people about 80% of the time
  • In this article, we will discuss how effective and safe apple cider vinegar is for removing skin tags and moles. So keep reading!

Let's first define skin tags and moles

Skin tags

  • Tags are small, soft skin growths that hang from the skin. They occur naturally due to factors such as friction, trauma, and genetic causes. "They can occur anywhere on the body.
  • Skin tags do not cause any health problems. However, most people prefer to remove them for cosmetic reasons. There are both outpatient procedures and home remedies available for the same. Using apple cider vinegar is one such home remedy.


  • A mole, or nevus, is a normal skin growth that develops when pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) grow in groups. They appear as small dark marks, or sometimes small flesh-colored bumps, on your skin.
  • Moles can appear in a range of different colors, shapes, and sizes. For example, one type of mole is the blue nevus. Blue moles appear blue because the group of pigment-producing cells is lower in the skin than freckles and brown moles. They may look unusual but are usually mild.
  • Most people have moles. Only about one in a hundred people have a mole or moles present at birth. These so-called congenital melanocytic nevi are often larger than the acquired nevi (moles) that develop after birth. 

Can apple cider vinegar remove skin tags?

  • Yes, apple cider vinegar treatments for small skin tags can be an effective therapy.
  • In general, apple cider vinegar is safe. However, it can cause skin irritation and redness, which should prompt the discontinuation of this method of treatment. Still, it usually won't cause any permanent damage.
  • There is no scientific evidence to support the use of apple cider vinegar to remove skin tags. Scattered reports suggest that topical application of highly concentrated acetic acid solutions alleviates warts. Since apple cider vinegar contains 5-6% acetic acid, it can help remove skin tags.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Remove Skin Tags?

  1. Step 1: Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar.
  2. Step 2: Place it on the skin tag.
  3. Step 3: Secure the cotton ball in place with a bandage or surgical tape.
  4. Step 4: Leave on for 30 minutes.
  5. Step 5: Wash the area with mild soap and warm water.
  6. Step 6: Let the area dry.

What makes apple cider vinegar effective in removing moles?

  • The acidic nature of the vinegar has destroyed the mole tissue, but it does not damage the skin around it. 
  • Repeated use for a few days will turn the mole into a scab, which falls off without any remains.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Remove Moles?

  • Here are some methods you can try at home and keep moles away.

1. Apple cider vinegar

  • Cut the cotton swab according to the size of the mole.
  • Dip it in apple cider vinegar and squeeze out the excess.
  • Apply it to the mole and secure it with a bandage.
  • Every 6-8 hours, replace with a fresh cotton swab and bandage.

2. Apple cider vinegar bath

  • Fill your tub with lukewarm water and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it.
  • Pendant Soak yourself 20 minutes.
  • Bath normally with mild soap and water.
  • Repeat the process twice a day.

3. Apple cider vinegar with onion juice

  • Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and onion juice.
  • Using a cotton ball, apply the juice to the mole.
  • Let it sit for a few hours or overnight.
  • Water rinser.
  • Repeat daily.

4. Horseradish Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Mix the horseradish and extract the juice.
  • Combine horseradish, apple cider vinegar, and raw honey.
  • Using a cotton ball, apply the mixture to the moles.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Repeat daily.

5. Apple cider vinegar with baking soda

  • Mix equal amounts of baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
  • Apply the paste to the moles and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it with water and dry it.
  • Repeat 2 times a day.

6. Honey Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water.
  • Add some honey to it and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to the moles and leave for 20 minutes.
  • Repeat daily.

7. Apple cider vinegar drink

  • Add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water.
  • Drink it every day to prevent the recurrence of moles.
  • To refine the taste, add 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.

Tips and Precautions to Consider

  • With a few applications of apple cider vinegar, the mole may look darkened and worse, but don't worry, it's a common way to cure the mole.
  • The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar can cause a tingling sensation. Don't worry, it's common.
  • If the tingling sensation is greater, dilute with water.
  • Never attempt to surgically remove moles at home.
  • Avoid tanning beds if you have more moles.
  • Since the sun is the main cause of moles, use sunscreen or cover the moles with a cloth or a hat before going out in the sun.
  • Apply coconut oil after each application of apple cider vinegar.
  • If you have sensitive skin, apply petroleum jelly around the mole before applying apple cider vinegar to prevent irritation and skin damage.
  • Some moles can be cancerous, so see a dermatologist to have it checked out before trying any removal method.
  • Avoid scratching moles any longer.
Did you find this article useful ? Have you tried other home remedies to remove skin tags and moles, such as castor oil? Share your experience in the comments section below.


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