9 Ways to Remove a Splinter Naturally and Painlessly
Splinters can be hard and painful to remove. The most common first thought is “Where are the tweezers?”
With tweezers, it can be a long process and can sometimes make the splinter go deeper into your skin. Here are 9 alternative ways to remove those pesky and often painful splinters.
Cut a pea-sized piece of white fat from a raw strip of bacon and place directly onto the splinter. Secure the bacon fat with a band-aid and leave on overnight. The bacon fat should draw out the splinter from your skin.
Submerge the affected area in hydrogen peroxide. Splinter should get drawn out within minutes.
Tape a fresh onion slice onto the splinter and leave on overnight. The splinter will be drawn close to the surface of your skin and will be easy to remove.
Soak the affected area in an epsom salt bath until the splinter gets drawn out.
Wide Mouth Bottle and Hot Water
Fill bottle almost full with hot water. Place hand with splinter over the opening of the bottle so the opening of the bottle is completely covered. Steam and suction caused by your hand should draw out the splinter from your skin.
Clear Nail Polish
Apply clear nail polish over the affected area and let dry. Peel off in the opposite direction of the splinter. The splinter should come right out.
Add a few drops of lavender or clove essential oil to the affected area. This allows the splintered skin to naturally swell. The splinter should come right out.
Rub castor oil into the affected area. Cover with band-aid and leave on overnight. This softens the skin and the splinter should be easier to remove
Apply a small piece of tomato directly onto the splinter with a band-aid and leave on overnight. This should draw the splinter right out.
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