How to Remove Skin Tags With Castor Oil and Baking Soda

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Castor oil

  • Baking soda

  • Bandages


Consult your doctor about any skin condition.

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