Okay it is time for me to get rid of these things. I think I would look 10 times better without these things on my face. The moles I have are all flat and are about 1/4 of a small pencil eraser in size (smaller actually..) and range from a slightly tan color to light brown to small black ones on my neck. I do not want to go to the doctor so any kind of freezing/laser removal is out of the question (there flat anyway, it would probably make a scar).

I've heard of all sorts of treatments ranging from apple cider vinegar, castor oil/baking soda, iodine, garlic...

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Edit: I did have "bloodroot paste" on here but after some research on the pastes effects on moles and cancerous skin bumps, I decided to remove it. Apparently the pure paste can have a side effect on some skin. Which leaves the mole where the paste applied a deep crater filled with infection and !**@! even saw a picture of a man who had a tumor on his nose and used pure bloodroot paste on it, it infected the thing and swelled his nose and made it all red and in the end disfigured his nose by leaving a giant gaping hole in the side of the nostril when the paste ate through the cartilage and skin!

I know the dermatrend brand mole remover has in fact bloodroot paste in it but I believe this to be a diluted paste instead of pure. Either way I'm not going to be using or documenting ANY products that contain bloodroot. As they say, better safe than sorry.

And I am not here to promote one product over another, I am simply comparing each products ingredients and researching the ingredients nature and side effects.

Scroll down to "Ingredients" and you will find: Sanguinera Canadensis (Bloodroot paste), vegetable glycerin (coconut oil) , mineral salts, distilled water. See for yourself: http://www.dermatend.net/Questions.htm

Now, whether bloodroot is capable of doing such damage to the skin is beyond me, for all I know it works very well but companies are hoaxing it to make it seem bad. But like I said earlier I would rather not find out if the side effects are true or not.
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So anyway, the only "natural home remedy" I've tried was the apple cider vinegar and I was testing it on a raised black mole on my arm. It did shrink the mole so it wasn't raised but it never got rid of it, probably because I stopped treatment; my skin was to irritated. And also probably because the acidity was only 5% (I heard you need at least 8%), any more than 5% and my skin would mutate or something =p.

But I'm not a weekend warrior, I'm here UNTIL I get these facial imperfections removed with a non-surgical home remedy one way or another. This thread will be kind of like a journal for me that way maybe somebody with the same problem as me will come across this and it will help them.

I'm going to start with baking soda/castor oil method but I heard you only use it on raised moles, not flat ones. Regardless I think I've heard the most success with this technique, so I'll give it a test run and try on a small flat light-tan mole on my face, and a darker brown (VERY slightly raised) one on my neck.

If this yields results I will continue to use on other moles. If not I will move onto Iodine, if that somehow doesn't manage to do anything then I will try a product called "Bio-T" which is a mole/wart remover that can be ordered online, and even better it is bloodroot free.


Any comments and criticism is welcome because make no mistake, I am NOT giving up and and I AM going to get rid of these things! I urge anyone who has ever felt embarrassed by these imprefections to post and share your experiences, problems, and cures you've tried.


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replied January 6th, 2008
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I ran to walmart today and picked up some USP Castor Oil and a box of 500g Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. I didn't know what the exact proportions were but was told that it should be a gum type viscosity. I stored the paste in a plastic film container.

I plan on applying the paste 2-3 times a day on my days off and once before bed on work days since I won't have time to apply throughout the day.

Since I've seen a few smaller moles pop up over last year I researched more on it and read that new moles are caused by a potassium deficiency, a nurse told me the same thing when she saw the white dots on my finger nails.

Thus I am going to start taking:

-1 tablespoon of 5% apple cider vinegar a day (This stuff is horrid but has loads of potassium)
-1 Vitamin E Pill in the morning
-1 Potassium Pill in the morning
-Multivitamin

Day 1 - Sunday, January 06 , 2008

Scratched the round black moles (slightly raised) on my neck with one end of a pair of scissors and then applied the castor/baking soda paste on about 5-6 of them. The area became quite red. I also did the same thing to about 4-5 very small flat tan-ish brown moles on the side of my face.

20-25 minutes later the moles on my neck sting and are a little swollen; there is also a small round ring of redness around each one. The small flat moles on the side of my head however do not sting and are not very red. I will try to scratch them harder and re-apply the paste.

Update: I made sure to scratch a little harder this time on the flat moles on the side of my face and re-applied paste, did the same thing to the ones on my neck. It burns, A LOT now. Its almost unbearable, but I hope this is a sign that it's working!

No noticeable differences to the moles yet!

Update: While I was reading online a strange idea popped into my head. I decided to head into the kitchen and grab the bottle of Apple cider vinegar I had used a couple months ago. I decided to grab an ear swab and dip it into the ACV and then dab it onto the moles I had applied the paste to.

Instantly on contact the ACV started bubbling and fizzing. I applied decided to do this to all the moles I applied the paste to. And they all bubbled and fizzed once in contact with the apple cider vinegar.

A side note I noticed it stung really bad once I put it on there. Well anyway I hope this was significant and I still don't know why I decided to do that but I hope it helps.

I have one more treatment of paste left before bed so this is the last update for today.

Day 2 - Monday, January 07 , 2008

Well I woke up this morning and checked everything out and I can kind of see some of the moles are indeed very slightly smaller; but nothing real significant. They are a lot darker to. This is a work day for me so I won't be doing 3 treatments per day until the weekend. Only 1 treatment before bed.

Another side note that the redness around the moles has gone down a little , but there is still a small ring of red around each of the moles around my neck and side of my face. It is kind of noticeable but who cares, I'd rather look bad for a couple of weeks than still have these on my face for many more years.

I thought about putting some ACV on them before I left but if anyone doesn't know its some strong smelling liquid so I decided not to.

Day 2 - Tuesday, January 08 , 2008

Woke up this morning and found most of the castor oil/baking soda had rubbed off on the pillow I was sleeping on. I can't really where bandaids over them because I basically have the oil all over one side of my neck so I just left it open.

Came home after work today and applied more paste. Some of the moles seem to be kind of dried out when I feel them, like they are flatter. Some of them are maybe a little darker as well.

But no completley noticeable changes for the good, the side of my face and neck still looks inflamed in red sometime even after the paste is off. I guess this indicates that it may be doing its job.
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replied January 13th, 2008
Tried the baking soda caster oil thing and didn't work really for me. The ITWORKSPASTE is the best and you can get rid of up to 25 small ones for under $100 bucks. One of the best products I've ever used.
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replied January 19th, 2008
I've been reading reviews on the itworkspaste - they seem good. Can you tell me how it works? How long did it take before the mole was gone?
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replied January 20th, 2008
It's pretty easy to follow. Prep the area, apply the paste, and it kills the mole in about 20 minutes and then starts the scabbing process. It only stings a little when you apply the paste, but it goes away pretty fast.
It's a pretty amazing product.
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replied January 20th, 2008
Hey thanks. Looks like pretty good stuff - it's natural and at least doesn't have blood root in it. I might try it. How does your skin look now where the moles where?
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replied January 26th, 2008
They are now matching my other skin color. I am very pleased. You can buy the stuff (emuscar) they have with the kit which I think works the best, or if you can't afford it, I guess you could try aloe vera or just plain emu oil to help prevent the scarring.
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replied January 26th, 2008
Thanks for letting me know. I've read in several places now about this all with good reviews. I think I may try the Emuscar too. I want to see how it works on a few scars I have. Thanks again!
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replied February 12th, 2008
yeah...keep us updated.
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