Can You Really Use Castor Oil to Remove Moles?
Castor oil is an effective remedy and it’s been used since the time of the Romans to treat all sorts of ailments, everything from muscle aches to fever. Even today, Castor oil remains a powerful tool for those who rely on home remedies. Moreover, it’s been scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for a number of problems.
Castor oil is also used in the treatment of moles. There are a number of recipes that are being used, with varying rates of success. As a result, many people are starting to find out that this miracle oil may be the answer to their problems, but the question is – does it really work?
Let’s start by taking a look at the most basic castor oil recipe, castor oil itself. Applied on a mole two to three times daily, it is effective in reducing the pigmentation. The secret here is to apply the castor oil to a bandage and ensure that it’s completely saturated. In particular, cold pressed castor oil is even more effective due to the fact it’s purer.
Pure castor oil is actually a highly effective treatment due to the fact that castor oil is easily absorbed into the body. In its pure form, castor oil is also odorless and tasteless, so unlike other treatments such as urine therapy (no joke), castor oil is certainly easier to live with, but it’s not as effective on larger moles.
Another home remedy based on castor oil is that of a poultice which is comprised of baking soda and castor oil mixed together into a paste. The usual recipe is two teaspoonfuls of castor oil per tablespoonful of baking soda. Once you’ve created a paste, it is then applied to the mole and within a few weeks, it may very well scab over and disappear.
Unlike the castor-only treatment, this method may require you to rub the mole with a pumice stone until it bleeds. After that, apply the castor/baking soda mix and then leave it overnight. In the morning, apply again and after a few days the mole will start to darken. Keep on applying until it either becomes painful to apply, or the mole disappears. This treatment will leave the mole inflamed and quite red so it may not be appropriate when the mole is on your face or another visible part of your body.
Castor oil seems to be the wonder-drug for home remedies. This is because castor oil contains ricinoleic acid which is an effective anti inflammatory agent. Combined with the fact that castor oil penetrates deep into the skin thanks to its low molecular weight, this proves what many people say about this amazing oil it is actually true.
However, when it comes to removing skin moles, there really is some confusion. The reality is that it’s an effective and affordable solution for smaller moles, but for those which do break the skin and are quite large, it may take a period of months before you notice any major difference.
Castor oil really does work for many, but not for everyone. If you’re stuck for ideas, then it’s certainly safe to try. This magic ingredient may be just what you need.