Oils to Remove Moles

by Corinna Underwood ; Updated August 14, 2017

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A skin mole is a roundish, raised spot on the skin. Moles may be small or large and vary in color from dark pink to brown or black. Many people have several moles on different areas of the body. There are a number of oils that are recommended for removing moles; however, you should consult with your doctor before attempting mole removal at home.

Castor Oil

According to the Removing Moles website, castor oil is a reliable home method for the removal of moles. You need to mix the castor oil with some baking soda to make a thick paste and apply it each night before you go to bed. After three days, you should begin to notice the mole beginning to go away. It may take a week or more for the mole to disappear completely, depending on its size and color. If you begin to notice minor skin irritation, apply the mix every other night. The treatment will be slower, but equally effective and not as irritating to your skin.


Jennie Harding, author of “The Essential Oils Handbook,” recommends mixing essential oil of frankincense with olive oil and applying it to skin moles twice daily for 20 minutes. Harding suggests mixing 1 tsp. of frankincense with 8 tsp. of olive oil. The mixture should be shaken vigorously and then dabbed lightly onto the mole with a cotton ball. You should stop this treatment immediately if you notice any skin irritation. A mild cleanser will easily remove the oils from your skin.

Oregano Oil

Essential oil of oregano is suitable for removing skin moles, according to acupuncturist Stacy Pribanic. Oregano is a strong oil, so you should mix it with a carrier oil such as almond oil. One tsp. of oregano oil with 8 tsp. of almond oil shaken vigorously may be applied to the mole once each day. After a week, you should notice the mole disappearing. You should stop treatment immediately if you notice any skin irritation. A mild cleanser will easily remove the oils from your skin.

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Corinna Underwood began writing in 2000. She has been published in many outlets, including Fox News, “Ultimate Athlete,” “Hardcore Muscle,” “Alternative Medicine” and “Alive.” Underwood also wrote "Haunted History of Atlanta and North Georgia" and "Murder and Mystery in Atlanta." She has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and philosophy and a Master of Arts in women’s studies from Staffordshire University.