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How to Remove Skin Tags With Castor Oil and Baking Soda

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author image Jolie Johnson
Based in Austin, Texas, Jolie Johnson has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years and has been writing fitness-related articles since 2008 for various websites. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from the University of Illinois.
How to Remove Skin Tags With Castor Oil and Baking Soda
Use baking soda and castor oil to safely remove skin tags at home. Photo Credit three sorts of oil image by Tomo Jesenicnik from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

Skin tags, medically known as acrochordon, are small protrusions of tissue, usually only a few millimeters in diameter, attached to the skin by a small stalk or peduncle. Skin tags are a benign and harmless skin condition. Doctors usually recommend removing skin tags only if they cause discomfort from friction or rubbing against clothing or other skin. However, skin tags can be a cosmetic issue for some people and they may want to remove them even if they don't cause discomfort.

Step 1

Mix baking soda and castor oil. The amount of each ingredient is not precise; the baking soda should grind into the castor oil to form a paste. According to Acai News Online, you can make extra to store in the refrigerator, although it should be used within 48 hours.

Step 2

Dab a small amount of the mixture onto a skin tag three times per day. Put enough paste on to coat the skin tag completely, creating a film about 1 to 2 mm thick. Make sure you cover the entire skin tag. The castor oil and baking soda will absorb the moisture from the skin tag, eventually drying it up.

Step 3

Cover the skin tag with a small bandage. This will protect the mixture from being wiped away.

Step 4

Continue this process for one to three weeks. Results will vary. This is not an immediate cure; it takes time for the skin tag to dry up.

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