8 Weirdly Popular Home Remedies for Skin Tag Removal

8 Home Remedies for Skin Tag RemovalIf you’re looking for alternative ways to getting rid of skin tags, then you’re in the perfect place!

We’re not going to suggest your conventional over-the-counter skin tag removal products or even a pinch and slicing off method!

Instead, we’ve got some weird but effective recipes that might make you cringe, gasp, and laugh! But, you’ll be pain free, blood free, and tag free for sure!

Now there’s nothing weird about that right?

We’ve got onions, garlic, lemon, and everything to make a good stew! The perfect kinda stew to boot a skin tag!

But, don’t forget to check out our disclosure on using unconventional methods for skin tag removal. You want to maximize safety and reduce skin irritations as much as possible – don’t get sloppy now!

Top 8 Home Remedies for Skin Tag Removal

Onion Juice

3 brown onions on a white background.Yes, you’re going to cry, it’s what onions are good at. But, apart from adding much-needed flavor to dishes, it’s an excellent dark spot and skin tag remover! However, there is some prep work involved.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 sm Onion
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Salt

How to Use:

Dice the onion and place into a bowl with the salt and mix. Allow to sit overnight. Repeat this step every night. In the morning extract the juice and allow to sit until your bedtime routine. Before bed and having washed the skin tag area, apply the onion juice to the skin tag and wrap with a bandage or apply a band-aid. The following morning, wash off and repeat for at least 10-12 days.

Banana Peels

A whole banana and some mashed banana with a fork.Don’t waste your peels in the trash, instead, go bananas over bananas! Interestingly, it’s the potassium in the bananas and the fibrous material in the peel that help to slough off the tags! It’s also been effectively used to naturally get rid of warts and the pain associated with them. Get a little crazy with bananas and watch your tags melt off!

What You’ll Need:

  • Banana peel
  • Band-aid

How to Use:

Slice the banana peel into small pieces. Place one peel with the fibrous side on the skin tag with peel facing up. Use the band-aid to secure the peel down. Leave on overnight and remove in the morning. Repeat process every night until the tag has sloughed off.

Castor Oil

A jar of castor oil and some castor beans sitting on a piece of hessian.This is a time-honored oil that’s part of every old wive’s tales, and according to many grandmother’s, it’s a true remedy for all sorts of conditions. When it comes to skin tags, you don’t have to swallow it! This is excellent news for those already familiar with the thick, goopy texture. Instead, try these methods topically for skin tag removal.

Method 1: Just rub some castor oil on the skin tag several times a day. Be sure to exceed five times a day. You could even incorporate some essential oils for skin tags into the mix.

Method 2: Mix castor oil with some baking soda to achieve a thick paste consistency and apply to the skin tag at night. Wrap with a band-aid or bandage and leave on overnight. Remove in the morning and wash off. Repeat for 10 days for skin tag removal.

Method 3: Add a few drops of Lomatium herbal extract to castor oil. Mix and apply to the skin tag 2-3 times daily for faster and maximum results.

Crushed Garlic

A straw basket full of garlic cloves.It tastes good, smells good when cooked in butter, and even looks good with its perfectly fitting cloves, and it’s great for your skin tags too! Its high levels of antimicrobial, antiseptic, and Allicin compounds make it a no-brainer DIY home treatment for skin tags.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3-4 Garlic cloves
  • Band-aid

How to Use:

Crush the cloves until a paste has formed. Apply this garlic paste at night to the skin tag and cover with a band-aid. In the morning wash it off and repeat the process everyday until the tag comes off.

Lemon Juice

lemonsOne of the most versatile fruits that you can easily find on your kitchen countertop. The citric acid will help to kill the cells and tissues that formed the skin tag in the first place while keeping the skin clear and clean of bacterial infections.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Cotton ball

How to Use:

Simply squeeze out the juice of the half lemon and apply with the cotton ball to the skin tag or tags. Allow the juice to dry on the tag. Repeat this process about three times a day for 2-4 weeks.

Black Walnut Hull Homemade Tincture

A woodend bowl filled with Brazil nuts and black walnuts.This is some powerful stuff but it’s proven to be extremely effective for those obnoxious skin protrusions like skin tags, warts, moles, acne, and even eczema. Black Walnut Hull is high in Juglone which is responsible for toxifying the skin tag cells and tissue so that the body rejects and discards it. It does involve some prep work so if you’re afraid of a little sweat and work, stick to the other basic recipes.

What You’ll Need:

  • 5-10 green husk Black Walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp Vitamin C powder (optional)
  • Saucepan
  • Water to cover walnuts
  • Gloves

How to Use:

Wear glove and remove the nuts from the husks and place into the saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, remove from heat and place a tight-fitting lid on the saucepan and let sit for 24 hours. You may add the vitamin c for preservative benefits if you wish. Strain into a bottle or jar with a lid and apply 2-3 times to the skin tag daily.

Pineapple Juice

A fresh pineapple cut into slices.If you can save a little juice from your pineapples before eating it all, you could help out your skin by getting rid of skin tags with it! Rather than smelling like onions or garlic, smell sweet with pineapples. Like lemon, the citric acid of pineapples helps to break down skin tags while restoring skin cells at the same time preventing scarring. Unlike lemon, it’s more gentler on the skin and you don’t need to wash this solution off.

What You’ll Need:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Cotton ball

How to Use:

Just dip the cotton ball into the juice and apply directly to the skin tag and base. Don’t wash it off because the longer it’s on there, the better. Repeat several times a day for two weeks if needed.

Cauliflower Paste

A whole head of cauliflower on a white background.While this recipe may sound like you’re prepping for a meatless stew, it’s actually for your skin tags! While you can just use cauliflower juice to dry out the skin tag and smooth the skin, we’ve given you the option of a more complex recipe to really knock out those tags faster than ever!

What You’ll Need:

  • Few pieces of Cauliflower
  • 1 Potato
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • Band-aid

How to Use:

Cut the potato and then process all the ingredients in a blender to create a thick paste. Apply the paste to the skin tag and cover with a band-aid. Use this recipe at night to leave on during sleep. In the morning, wash off and repeat until the skin tag comes off.

Cautions for Using Home Remedies for Skin Tags

These recipes incorporate Nature’s healing medicines – food. There’s very little side effects of using these foods topically for treating skin tags. However, every skin type is unique and you may not do well with one food versus another. Keep an eye on your skin and how your body reacts to the ingredients. You may experience skin irritation, itchiness, redness, and stinging sensations. Sometimes this may be normal when using citrus products or apple cider vinegar. However, if any side effects seem unusual and painful, discontinue use immediately.

There is another more effective remedy that involves Bloodroot Paste but it’s very dangerous to use as more accidents versus successful skin tag removal occurs. While it’s effective at killing off unwanted skin tissues and cells, it also kills off healthy ones as well.

As always, please consult with your health care practitioner if you want to try Bloodroot paste or if you are pregnant and want to attempt some homemade remedies.

Get Cookin’!

It’s time to pull out the juicer, the lemon squeezer, the hand mixer, and the chopping board!

You’re brewing up your very own concoction to get rid of skin tags the natural way without any severe side effects! It sure beats the string and pinching! Plus, you could probably nibble on a few of these recipes while you’re treating your tag. Now that’s our kind of home remedy!