Moles are one of the skin blemishes that are difficult to remove. That’s why there are a variety of treatments being offered to remove them. There are those that require surgery while others would go for the application of certain harsh synthetic chemicals. Then, there are also those that go for laser treatments. Why bother with all these expensive treatments when Mother Nature has the answer?
Here are 7 essential oils that we know will help you get rid of your mole safely, effectively, and inexpensively.
- 1 Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 Oregano Essential Oil
- 3 Castor Essential Oil
- 4 Flaxseed Essential Oil
- 5 Almond Essential Oil
- 6 Garlic Essential Oil
- 7 Lavender Essential Oil
1Frankincense Essential Oil
One of the best and well-known natural remedies for the removal of moles is frankincense essential oil.
Frankincense essential oil was used by ancient Egyptians in embalming their revered departed because it was believed that the oil naturally preserved the remains of their loved ones, particularly the skin. In ancient Greece, frankincense was used to treat poisoning from hemlock. The ancient Chinese also used frankincense for a variety of skin problems including warts and moles as well as the treatment of other diseases of unknown origins.
Frankincense essential oil is known as a very effective antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, cicatrisant, and cytophylactic, properties that give it its superb mole-removal capabilities. However, it is its ability to enhance the immune system functioning that makes it really excellent against moles.
Here are some recipes that you might want to consider.
1. Frankincense Bath
For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
- 3 to 4 drops of frankincense EO
- 6 to 8 drops of lavender EO; it should be twice as many as your frankincense EO
- ½ to 1 cup of bath salt; we recommend sea salt
- ½ to 1 cup of ordinary baking soda
What you will do is to mix the salt with the baking soda first before adding the oils. Make sure to combine very well. Add this to your hot bath water. Do this every day for at least 6 to 8 weeks or until you see the moles slowly fade away. Depending on the severity of your mole, it may take a shorter or even a longer period of time.
2. Concentrated Frankincense Direct Application
For this recipe you only need to apply frankincense essential oil directly over the mole at least twice every day for about 14 days. Make sure to apply only on the mole as the highly concentrated form of frankincense oil may irritate normal healthy skin. What will happen is your mole will grow darker in color before it eventually falls off. So, if you notice your mole getting darker by the day, don’t be alarmed because it is a sign that the oil is slowly working. Once your mole has fallen off, continue applying frankincense essential oil onto the affected area to help prevent scarring.
3. Diluted Frankincense Application
If our recommendation for the direct application of frankincense essential oil seems so harsh for you, then you might want to give our more subtle frankincense application. For this recipe you will need the following:
- 2 teaspoons of frankincense essential oil
- 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil
To make this recipe, just blend the two oils in a dark colored glass bottle or PET bottle. Apply 2 to 3 drops of the mixture on your mole at least three times a day. Perform this for at least 30 days or until you can no longer see your moles.
2Oregano Essential Oil
The next essential oil in our list is oregano. Like frankincense, it is one of the most effective essential oils when it comes to the management of moles. But, here’s the thing. It can be very irritating to the skin especially among individuals who have very sensitive skin. So, care should be taken when using oregano essential oil. Some experts have aptly called it the “hot” oil as it can literally sting or produce a burning sensation.
That is why it is well-sought when it comes to the management of psoriasis, athlete’s foot, and eczema. And while moles are not really like these inflammatory skin conditions, its effectiveness is comparable to frankincense essential oil. However, because it is a “hot” oil, it is important that you dilute it or weaken it with a carrier oil. We strongly recommend fractionated coconut oil. Additionally, it is essential to use a Q-tip cotton swab to apply our recipes onto the mole.
Here are 3 recipes you might want to try.
1. Simple Oregano Recipe
For this to work, you only need to apply 2 drops of oregano essential oil directly on the mole at least 2 times per day. Do this for up to 4 weeks and you should see the mole starting to darken in color until it finally falls off. Now, once it has fallen off, mix a drop each of lavender essential oil and frankincense essential oil then use this to apply over the area where the mole once was. These 2 essential oils can help prevent scarring of the skin.
2. Oregano-Lavender Oil Recipe
For this recipe, you will need the following:
- 1 drop of oregano essential oil
- 1 drop of lavender essential oil
- 1 drop of coconut oil; we recommend fractionated
What you will do next is:
- Apply the oregano essential oil onto the mole using a cotton swab. Alternatively, you can drop the oregano oil on a small clean gauze pad or even band-aid, then apply this over the mole.
- If you are sensitive to oregano, we recommend adding the fractionated coconut oil with the oregano essential oil first before application onto the mole. This should help minimize the incidence of skin irritation.
- Cover the mole with a cotton pad then leave it for 15 minutes.
- Apply the lavender essential oil on the skin surrounding the mole. This should help soothe any burning sensation that you might feel because of the oregano essential oil.
- Perform this treatment no more than twice a day for a minimum of 4 weeks. However, if your skin has persistent itching, redness, dryness, or even swelling, then you have to discontinue the oregano essential oil treatment.
- Always store any unused mixture in a clean container and stored in a cool dark place.
3. Oregano-Almond Oil Recipe
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 teaspoon of oregano essential oil
- 8 teaspoons of almond oil
To use this recipe, just combine the 2 oils in a clean dark colored glass bottle. Apply a few drops onto your mole once a day for 2 weeks. You should see remarkable changes by this time. If not, you can continue up to 4 weeks especially if there are no signs of skin irritation. However, if, indeed, there are, then you should discontinue it altogether.
3Castor Essential Oil
Known for its excellent purgative properties, castor essential oil has been used for a variety of health conditions wherein the major culprit is in the digestive system. Flushing the contents of the digestive tract was believed to bring relief to many health problems. Today, castor oil is primarily known for its effectiveness as a germicidal and disinfectant. It is also recognized as an excellent oil to help get rid of moles naturally.
Want to know how?
Here’s what you will need.
- 3 to 4 drops of castor oil
- A pinch (approximately 360 mg) of baking soda
You will need to add the castor oil onto the baking soda to make a paste. You then need to carefully apply this paste onto the mole. Make sure to cover the entire surface of the mole. It is best to do this at night so you can leave it on for a much longer period of time. Perform the treatment for 3 to 5 days or until your mole falls off. Depending on the characteristics of your mole, it may take a significantly longer period of time of application before you can see any results but it should not take more than 4 weeks.
4Flaxseed Essential Oil
Everyone knows that flaxseed oil is one of the healthiest oils in the world especially when you look at its superb essential fatty acid profile. These EFAs are responsible for maintaining cellular integrity so that only the highly beneficial molecules ever cross the cell membrane. It is perhaps through this mechanism that flaxseed oil is also indicated in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and, of course, moles. Here’s a recipe that we know you will really love.
You will need the following ingredients for this particular recipe:
- Several drops of flaxseed oil
- 1 teaspoon of local honey
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed powder
Here’s what you need to do. Put the flaxseed powder in a clean nonreactive bowl and add the honey. Mix well to form a paste. Slowly add the flaxseed oil making sure to achieve the right consistency of a paste. The idea is for the mixture not to be too runny otherwise it will just fall off your mole and not too dry either as it can crack then fall off. That is why you have to carefully adjust the mixing of the flaxseed oil. Once you have achieved the desired consistency of a paste, apply it over the mole. You can apply the paste three times a day for around 4 weeks or until your mole has fallen off by itself.
5Almond Essential Oil
Did you know that almond essential oil has been used since ancient times to reduce fevers brought about by bacterial and viral infections? Perhaps you were also not aware that one of its active ingredients is benzaldehyde, a highly toxic yet very beneficial substance? Despite the toxic nature of its ingredients, almond essential oil has been classified by the FDA as generally safe. It has been shown to have excellent carcinostatic properties, meaning it can stop the growth of certain tumors. Now, imagine what it can do to a mole.
Here’s what you need.
- 3 drops of almond oil
- 1 teaspoon of local honey
Just combine the honey and the almond oil and apply the mixture onto your mole twice every day and you should see your mole fall off within 2 weeks.
6Garlic Essential Oil
One of the mainstays in every cuisine, the allicin of garlic is what gives it its amazing health benefits. Did you know that garlic has been used to treat acne as well as skin rashes? This is aside from its major role in disinfecting wounds. It has also been shown to reduce incidence of tumor growth in certain cancers. These properties alone are already enough proof that garlic can be an excellent ingredient for removing moles.
Here’s what you will need.
- A few cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, or
- 1 teaspoon of petroleum jelly
You need to crush the garlic and mince it very well. Add this to either your coconut oil or your petroleum jelly. We recommend the petroleum jelly as it can stick onto your mole a lot better than coconut oil. Your objective is to make a paste out of the garlic and petroleum jelly or coconut oil. Apply this paste onto your mole and leave it for about 4 hours. Do this every day for at least 7 days and you can very well be on your way to having a mole-free skin.
7Lavender Essential Oil
Considered the CEO of essential oils especially when it comes to soothing and calming the mind, you wouldn’t expect the inclusion of lavender essential oil in our list. However, lavender essential oil really is a wonder oil in terms of its ability to care for the skin. That is why it is indicated in the treatment of acnes, eczema, and psoriasis as well as other inflammatory conditions of the skin. Its superb antimicrobial properties make it ideal in the reduction of skin inflammation. And while moles are definitely not inflammatory in nature, when combined with the other oils in our list, lavender can be a very potent oil against moles.
For our recipe, you can read our Oregano-Lavender Oil recipe also in this article under the heading of Oregano Essential Oil.
With these essential oils, who needs laser mole removal or even surgical mole removal? Essential oils are very cost-effective and safe means of removing moles.