Natural & Painless Ways To Remove a Splinter
One of the most common annoyance you might encounter in your life being an outdoors person is dealing with splinters. We’ve all dealt with them, some worst than others but never the less they can still be a pain. Most of us would go for the tweezers or a good trusty sharp knife when splinters happen. Although those methods can work, there are other plenty of ways you can remove a splinter.
We’ve laid out a few alternative methods to your rugged ways of removing a splinter. Some might be unbelievable, but none the less they work.
Splinter Remover #1 – Tomato
Yep, as surprising as it might sound, a tomato can actually remove a splinter. All you will need is to apply a small piece of tomato directly onto the splinter with a band-aid and leave it on overnight. This should draw the splinter out.
Splinter Remover #2 – Bacon fat
Who knew, right? We all love some bacon, but it looks like it can serve a better purpose than just satisfying our taste buds. In order to remove a splinter with bacon fat, you will need to cut a pea-sized bacon fat from a raw strip of bacon and place it directly onto the splinter. Then, secure the bacon fat with a band-aid and leave it on overnight. The bacon fat should draw out the splinter from your skin.
Splinter Remover #3 – Castor oil
All you need to do is rub castor oil into the affected area, cover it with band-aid and leave it on overnight. What does this do? It softens the skin and makes the splinter easier to remove.
Splinter Remover #4 – Hydrogen Peroxide
Just submerge the affected area in hydrogen peroxide and the splinter should get drawn out within minutes.
Splinter Remover #5 – Onion
This option might not make you smell the best after you’re done, however it can be effective. Simply tape a fresh onion slice onto the splinter and leave it on overnight. The onion helps to draw the splinter closer to the surface of your skin and will make it easier to remove.
Splinter Remover #6 – Essential Oils
To do this, you will need a few drops of lavender or clove essential oils. Add a few drops to the affected area and wait for the splintered skin to swell naturally, this will draw the splinter out.
Splinter Remover #7 – Clear nail polish
Who would have thought, right? All you need to do is apply clear nail polish over the affected area and let it dry for a few minutes. Once dry, peel off in the opposite direction of the splinter. It should come right out.
Splinter Remover #8 – Wide mouth bottle and hot water
This is probably the best trick in this list. You will need to fill the bottle almost full with hot water. Place the affected area over the opening of the water bottle and cover the whole opening of the bottle if necessary. It is important to cover the opening of the bottle completely. The steam and suction caused by the covered opening should draw out the splinter from your skin.