September 8

19 Effective Home Remedies for Fordyce Spots


Fordyce spots appear as small, whitish or yellowish and elevated spots or papules coming up on different parts of the body, like the lips, cheeks, female vulva, penal shaft and glans.

Furthermore, the spots have wart-like appearance and can be consequent of a number of health problems as well as anxiety and emotional stress.

Home Remedies for Fordyce Spots

It occurs when sebum gets trapped in the sebaceous gland; sebum is the natural oil in the skin.

Importantly, accumulated sebum provides nourishment for bacteria. As a result, inflammation ensues. Furthermore, the condition can be hereditary; this is however in very few cases.

Below, proven home remedies for Fordyce spots will be discussed.

Fordyce spots

fordyce spots


Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer.  Consequently, it is one of the best for treating this problem, whatever might have caused it.

It is a well known fact that dehydration can culminate into the formation of these spots. Therefore, moisturizing the skin using coconut helps to heal the problem.

Coconut oil for Fordyce Spots

What you need

  • A fridge
  • A stove
  • Cooking pan
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 200mls of Coconut oil

What to do

  • Firstly, pour the coconut oil inside the cooking pan
  • Afterwards, add the garlic cloves inside the cooking pan and place the cooking on the stove
  • Importantly, set it to low flame and allow the garlic to cook.
  • Next, leave to cook for up to 3 hours and turn off the stove.
  • Afterwards, remove the garlic cloves from the coconut oil
  • Next, place the coconut oil inside the fridge and allow to cool
  • Afterwards, bring out the cooled coconut oil and dip a clean piece of cloth inside it.
  • Later, apply the piece of cloth on the affected area. Leave it to dry.
  • Afterwards wash off the application using running water
  • Essentially, repeat once daily.

Vitamin mix

vitamin mix for Foradyce spots

What you need

  • Spoon
  • 40mls of Lukewarm water
  • 50mls of orange juice
  • 50mls of Lemon syrups

What to do

  • First off, pour about 20 ml’s of the lukewarm water in clean container. After, add all the lemon juice into the lukewarm water.
  • Next, Stir the solution together using the spoon.
  • In addition, pour all the orange juice inside the mixture and stir properly using the spoon or your finger.
  • Later on, check if the mixture is properly mixed. If not, add more of the water and repeat the mixing process.
  • Afterwards, place the mixture aside and let it stand for some minutes.
  • In the meantime, get hold of a cotton swab and dip it inside the prepared mixture.
  • Next, apply the soaked cotton swab on the affected area and leave it in place for about 5 minutes.
  • Essentially, repeat this process about 3 times in a day to get faster result.

Apple cider vinegar

apple cider viniger for foradyce spots

What you need

  • Spoon
  • 1 glass of cold water
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar solution

What to do

  • Firstly, add the apple cider vinegar inside the glass of cold water.
  • Afterwards, mix the content thoroughly using the spoon
  • Next, drink the mixture
  • Importantly, repeat this process up to 3 times in a day for faster result.

Garlic juice

garlic for Foradyce spots

What you need

  • A weight for crushing
  • 50mls of lemon juice
  • A blender
  • 200mls of water
  • 2 piece of garlic

What to do

  • Firstly, crush the 2 pieces of garlic using the weight.
  • Afterwards, pour the crushed garlic inside a bowl to be used for blending.
  • Later, pour the 200ml water inside the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Additionally, you can pour in the lemon juice to improve on the flavor.
  • Afterwards, pour the mixture inside the blender
  • Later, blend for about 2 minutes and transfer the blended juice into a clean container
  • Next, drink the mixture.
  • Essentially, repeat about 3 times in a day for faster result.

Asparagus paste

This is yet another useful home remedy for Fordyce spots.

asparagus for fordyce spots

What you need

  • 10mls of Tea tree extract
  • 10mls of lemon syrup
  • 30mls of water
  • 1 piece of asparagus

What to do

  • First off, crush the asparagus. Afterwards, transfer it into a bowl and add water to it.
  • Next, add the lemon juice to the mixture as well as the tea tree extract.
  • Afterwards, mix everything together using a spoon. Mix properly to form a paste.
  • Additionally, you can add more asparagus if the paste is too watery. In the same manner, you can add more some lemon juice if the paste is too thick.
  • Afterwards place the paste aside and allow it to settle. Let it stand for some minutes.
  • Next, apply the paste on the affected area
  • Afterwards, Leave it for some times
  • Next, wash off the paste using running water.
  • Very importantly, repeat this up to 2 times in a day for faster result.

Turmeric milk

Turmeric for fordyce spots

What you need

  • Half a cup of milk
  • 50gm of turmeric

What to do

  • First off, warm the milk.
  • Afterwards, pour the turmeric powder inside the warm milk.
  • Next, mix properly using a spoon
  • Afterwards, drink the mixture directly
  • Importantly, repeat this on daily basis.

Garlic cloves
garlic clovs

What you need

  • Garlic cloves

What to do

  • Very importantly, add the garlic cloves to every meal of the day.
  • Consequently, you will be able to reduce bacteria content of your blood. Consequently, you can reduce formation of Fordyce spots on your skin.

Fresh fruit juice


What you need

  • Cotton balls
  • Blender
  • Sour fresh fruits like orange or lemon

What to do

  • First off, place any of the fruits in a blender and also add some water into  the blender
  • Next, blend the fruit properly.
  • Afterwards, pour some of the juice inside a clean container.
  • Next, dip the cotton ball and apply the soaked cotton ball on the affected area.
  • Importantly, repeat this twice in a day for a couple of days. The patches would have disappeared after two days application.



What you need

  • Broccoli

What to do

  • Add more broccoli to your meals every day.
  • In any case, the broccoli can be prepared, either as snacks, salads, as side dish, raw or cooked.

Spinach soup


What you need

  • Cooking oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 peeled potatoes
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 300 gm of spinach

What to do

  • Add about 3 tablespoons of oil in a cooking pan
  • Afterwards, place it on medium heat and allow it to cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Next, add potato cubes and garlic and allow cooking for up to 3 minutes.
  • Afterwards, add the spinach to the cooking mixture and increase the heat.
  • Next, allow the cooking mixture to simmer for up to 10 minutes.
  • Afterwards, remove the pan from the heat.
  • Leave the puree to cool.
  • Afterwards, add the cooled puree batch by batch inside the blender and blend until it becomes smooth.
  • Next, place it on heat again to simmer
  • Conclusively, serve and enjoy.

Olive oil


What you need

  • 20mls of olive oil

What to do

  • First, apply antibacterial soap to the affected area and wash gently.
  • Next, apply the olive oil on the area using cotton balls or your finger.
  • Afterwards, allow the olive oil to remain on the site for up to 1 hours
  • Next, wash it off using mild soap.
  • Repeat twice daily

Jojoba and argan oil


What you need

  • Cotton balls
  • 10mls of argan oil
  • 10mls of jojoba oil

What to do

  • Apply antibacterial soap to the affected area
  • Next, mix equal volume of the argan oil and jojoba oil in a clean container.
  • Afterwards, apply the mixture on the area using your finger, cotton balls or toothbrush.
  • Next, allow it to remain on the skin for up to 20 minutes
  • Afterwards, wash off using mild soap and water.



As a matter of fact, dehydration can lead to formation of Fordyce spots on the skin. Drink more water each day and you can remove and prevent its formation.

What you need

  • Drinking water

What to do

  • Make water part of every meal of the day.
  • Very importantly, drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to get rid of the spot.

Oatmeal bath

Oatmeal bath have also proved to be effective over the years.


What you need

  • Epsom salt
  • 1 cup of regular milk or butter milk
  • Essential oil or lavender oil
  • Small lavender buds
  • Plain, unflavored oatmeal

What to do

  • First off, add about ¾ of the oatmeal inside a measuring cup and pour inside a clean bowl
  • Next, use the spoon to press down the oatmeal to remove any clump
  • Afterwards, add more oatmeal to the one already in the bowl.
  • Then, mix properly and transfer into a muslin piece or coffee filter bag
  • Next, fill your bath tub with hot water
  • Afterwards add the lavender bag or oatmeal bag inside the bath tub away from the running water area.
  • Allow the water in the tub to become tepid and steps into it.

Aloe Vera gel

aloe vera

What you need

  • Fresh leaf of Aloe Vera

What to do

  • Firstly, cut through the stalk of the Aloe Vera leaf
  • Next, let the gel coming out of the plant fall directly on the affected area.
  • Its antibacterial property will help remove the Fordyce spots.



What you need

  • Honey
  • Essential oil

What to do

  • Firstly, pour equal volume of honey and essential oil inside a clean bowl
  • Next, mix them properly until they become homogenous
  • Afterwards, dip your finger, cotton ball or toothbrush inside the mixture
  • Next, apply directly to the affected area.


chamomile tea

What you need

  • Fresh flowers of chamomile

What to do

  • Firstly, place some of the fresh flowers on your palm
  • Next, rub them properly on between your palms until the flower produces juice.
  • Afterwards, squeeze the juice out and allow it to drop on the affected area.



What you need

  • Root or leaves of comfrey

What to do

  • Firstly, properly wash the root and leaves
  • Importantly, make either part of your daily meal
  • Additionally, you can crush the root or the leaves and squeeze out the juice
  • Next, apply the juice directly on the affected area.

Vanilla and sugar scrub

What you need

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • Half cup of almond oil
  • Half teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract

What to do

  • Firstly, add all the ingredients together in a clean bowl.
  • Next, mash them together to form fine paste.
  • Afterwards, apply the paste direct on the affected part of the skin
  • Next, scrub the paste on the affected area gently.
  • Later on, rinse it off using mild soap and water.

About the author 

Mr David

Thomas David is a Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian (RD), Health and fitness writer and editor based in Boca Raton, Florida. Thomas is also an international member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the US.

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