These Common Items Can Make Splinter Removal a Cinch!

Photo by Samuel Schneider on Unsplash

There is nothing worse than getting out of bed, stepping onto your hardwood floors, and getting a splinter. They can range from just being a nuisance to a real painful situation depending on the size and where it happened. If you don’t want to go digging around with a pair of tweezers and want to try something new, here are some ways you can get the splinter out pain-free.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great option for splinter removal and it’s really easy to do. First, make a paste of 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1/4 cup of water. Stir it together and then apply it the area where you have the splinter. Wrap it in a bandaid, or more if necessary, and leave on for 24 hours. Then, take off the bandaid, and you’ll see the splinter will have come to the surface and can be removed easily.


A potato is also a great tool in getting a splinter out easily. All you have to do is cut a square from a potato, put it on the affected area, and wrap it in a bandage. If the splinter is small, you only need to keep it on for an hour and the splinter should come to the surface and be removed easily. If it’s a deeper splinter, you might need to leave it on overnight.