Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar: #3 Warts, Skin Tags & Blemishes

by lydia on December 19, 2012

Apple cider vinegar, I find, should be considered as a super food/cure all – therefore something to keep in every home pantry and ‘medicine’ cabinet. It has long been known by folk medicine as one of nature’s greatest healing agents. Apple Cider Vinegar has a ton of beneficial uses as a home remedy and healing tonic. Today, I’d like to discuss it’s use in hair/scalp care. Read this post on it’s use as a digestive support, and this post on it’s use for hair care.

Got warts, moles, skin tags or blemishes? Zap them with ACV…….

A few years ago I treated my son’s plantar warts with raw apple cider vinegar and some tea tree oil. It 100_0161 worked like a charm. Read more here. Simply apply a small poultice of ACV on the wart and bandage it up overnight. You can also soak the area, if it’s on the foot in a foot bath. Additionally, apply tea tree oil directly to the wart and cover with a bandage overnight. Remove the bandage during the day to allow it to air out.

For acne blemishes I keep a small jar of this mixture on hand; 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to 1/2 cup water. Several times per day, dab some of this mixture with a cotton pad onto the acne or blemish to help curb infection and dry out inflammation. Works well!

For skin tags or moles- simply apply undiluted apple cider vinegar directly to the spot or saturate a small piece of gauze or cotton and place a bandaid over it. Repeat until the skin tag or mole dries out, turns black and falls off. I removed a mole on my chin this way, I only kept the bandaid on overnight and took it off during the day, it took almost a week.


I recently made my own apple cider vinegar using a recipe from my friend Melanie of Pickle Me Too .  It’s super simple and much more economical.  Here is her recipe for Apple Cider Vinegar – give it a try sometime!

We go through a lot of apple cider vinegar in my home. When I wasn’t making my own I would try to buy it in bulk – either a case of bottles  or in the gallon sized jugs. I also love this book; ‘Dr. Earl Mindell’s AMAZING APPLE CIDER VINEGAR’.

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LydiaLydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

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Barb @ A Life in Balance December 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

Okay, you have me intrigued. I have skin-colored mole on my chin that I would love to get rid of. I\’m trying this.

I didn\’t check the link yet about scalp care. Can ACV be used for someone with cradle cap on their scalp?

lydia December 26, 2012 at 10:36 am

Barb – I am sure it could be of benefit! I would certainly try it out!

lydia December 26, 2012 at 10:37 am

One thought on cradle cap could be digestive issues – support with probiotics and enzymes could be very helpful too – and I’m thinking the enzymes in the vinegar could help topically, while considering the underlying causes!

Sam December 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm

So will apple cider vinegar also get rid of subcutanious lift of the skin on the face?

Skin Care March 18, 2013 at 2:20 am

The color in our skin and hair is because of melanin which is produced by the melanocytes. But it has been recently shown than the behavior of melanocytes can be modified by manipulating keratinocytes which do not have any pigment of their own.

Rachael Perry August 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Apple Cider vinegar should be a staple in every home. I’ve just recently discovered its benefits to treat skin tags. Although it’s not 100% effective, it has removed some of the skin tags on my neck with regular usage.

Ma June 21, 2014 at 9:14 pm

My wife started using the Citrus Clear Skin Repair Cream as she had read that topical vitamin C was very good for the skin. I had a small skin tag in my eyebrow and my wife applied some of this Citrus Clear Product on it with a q tip. The next day the skin tag had reduced by three quarters. I am still continuing to apply this to the tag once a day. Now after six days it is almost gone.

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