I'm interested to hear some results with this method.
I am currently using castor oil and baking soda on two flat pencil erasor sized moles on my upper back. It was quite awkward trying to reach that location to apply the mixture and bandages but i've gotten quite proficient using tweezers.
I had began by rubbing the mole with a pummice stone until it just started to bleed. It wasn't really too painful. I applied the castor oil / baking soda mix directly to the mole and there was a slight stinging sensation.
I bandaged the mole using common bandaids. I use the part of the bandaid that is normally peeled off to cover the center and part of the sticky ends of the bandaid. This waxy coating seems to slow the castor oil from reabsorbing into the bandaid. It also reduces the area that sticks to the skin preventing irritation. Furthermore, I make sure to rotate the bandaids around the mole with each new application. I've gotten no significant irritation from the bandaids using these methods.
The first mole I did back in December initially darkened and the surrounding skin became very red. After about 12 days I stopped applying the mixture. I didn't expect the mole to be gone as nothing significant peeled off and there definately wasn't a crater. I was curious to see if the mole was infact shrinking. I let it be for about a week to let the redness reduce. It was apparent that the mole was still there and that it was definately darker. It did appear somewhat smaller with reddish skin where it's previous border was(it was probably 80% of its original size.)
I used the pumice stone again to scratch the mole until it began to bleed. I applied the mixture and this time it only took a day or two for the mole to darken and the surrounding redness to intensify. After approximately a week a layer of skin over the mole peeled off. The skin definately had a pigment to it. I again stopped applying the mixture. It was difficult to see if the mole was still present in the redness. After letting it sit for a few days it was clear that the mole was still there and did not appear to have reduced much in size since the first attempt.
I am currently applying the mixture to a different mole nearby and have been for the last 5 days. There is surrounding redness developing and the mole is darkening. I plan to continue applying the mixture to this mole twice a day for at least 3 weeks. I am hoping that with the added time there may be a chance that it will shrink significantly or possibly fall out completely. I'm not sure what others have experienced. Has anyone ever been left with a crater after applying castor oil?
On the mole I started working on in december I am going to scratch it again and continue applying the mixture. I'm hoping that it's possible for the skin to continue to peel layer by layer eventually reaching the base of the mole. I'm not sure how deep these flat moles run exactly. It's annoying because I have three flat moles about the size of a pencil erasor all located near eachother on my upperback. They seemed to come out of nowhere when I was about 17(i'm 20 now).
Can anyone give input to how long it took for the surrounding redness to go away when using castor oil?
I'd also like to know the reaction that happens with urine. Does the mole tend to shrink, peel, or fall out completely? Does it burn the surrounding skin similar to garlic?
Any input would be appreciated...