Seriously I think the worst thing about summertime is that the kids are outside and they get splinters and then comes the splinter removal! Ugg! With removing splinters comes tears, and very unhappy kids! (However I am happy to say that by the time you are done reading this post, you will know how to remove splinters using thieves oil essential oils and maybe the dreaded splinters won’t be so bad and instead of a kid crying while you are removing it, they will have only cried when they got it. Not that it won’t hurt your mommy heart at all because they are in pain, but you will know you won’t have to make them have more pain).
I can handle bugs, we use homemade bug spray for that!
I can handle sunburn (homemade sunburn relief for that too!)
I can handle them being wet and coming in the house dripping water everywhere
I can handle them whining that they are bored.
I can NOT handle removing a splinter out of my kid, weather it be the hand, the foot, the toe what ever it is it is seriously the worst. You have this wiggling kid, who is crying because the splinter hurt going in their hand or foot or where ever and now they know that the splinter removal is going to hurt too and then you have to find the spot it went in so you can grab the tip of the splinter and then remove the splinter, and that involves either a pair of tweezer or a needle and it is just plain awful! It ends in kid and me crying. I am not alone in this am I?!?! And yes the same goes for splinter removal with the big kids too 😉
So this weekend we sent the kids out to play and with in about 5 minutes I had Alyssa at the back door, huge tears streaming down her face and she was holding her hand.
My first thought was that she was bleeding from it as she is not a fan of blood and if she sees blood she cries even more, I saw no blood so my next thought was that she broke her hand, and then I hear in between her crying “I have a splinter”.
My worst enemy of the summer and summer is not even here yet!
She knew not only did she have a splinter but it meant splinter removal time and yea, she is not a fan or removing splinters either.
However this time was a little bit different, Tom and I both had our idea on removing the splinter. Tom was “fighting” with me about how I was crazy and how he thought using Thieves oil Essential oils to remove a splinter was not going to work. His route was the typical way to remove a splinter, using tweezers and trying to push the skin and pull the splinter out. Of course that means one of us holding a screaming child to keep them still and try to keep them calm and one of us trying to get the splinter out.
So of course being nice and Alyssa agreeing we tried Tom’s way first, it failed. (which Alyssa also said we are never using Daddy’s way for removing splinters again and I need to fully teach him how to remove splinters using Thieves oil essential oils). We had a screaming child, me trying to find where the splinter went in at so I could get the end and pull it out. So as I said it failed and I told him I was going to show him how to remove splinters using Thieves oil essential oils was really going to work and be less painful for Alyssa.
How to Remove Splinters using Thieves Essential oils
We got Alyssa calmed down and told her we were just going to try using Thieves oil essential oil to remove her splinter. She said she was good to go and I was ready to show Tom how to remove splinters using Thieves oil essential oils was really going to do the trick. I have used essential oils for many other things and it has worked so I had faith in what my friend told me on how to remove splinters using thieves oil essential oils and that it would do the trick!
However I know that Tom as he watched me do it and explain to him how to remove splinters using thieves oil essential oils, he still was not believing me. Which is normal in this house, I still have not gotten him 100% on board with using all of the essential oils, but little by little as I show him different uses and how to use essential oils I am getting him to see it, and so he will use them for the things he has seen them work for. I knew that I would have to show him how to remove splinters using thieves oil essential oils and show him that Thieves oil does help remove splinters before he would actually believe me.
But anywho back to what I was saying, I was showing him how to remove splinters using thieves oil essential oils and that it is easy.
It is easy to remove splinters using thieves oil just put a few drops of Theives Oil directly on the finger or where the splinter is (I put 4 drops on Alyssa, for a bigger splinter area you will want to put a little bit more) Then just wait about 5-10 minutes, if it is a smaller nondeep splinter you will see that it has moved to the entrance area that it went in at and the splinter tip is out far enough that you can grab the tweezers and pull the splinter out with out it being painful coming out. – Now if you are doing this on a child or someone with sensitive skin use the carrier oil along with the theives oil.
If it is a bigger or deeper splinter you may have to put more oil on it and wait a little longer before the oil has pushed the splinter out enough where you can grab the tip to pull it. If it is a big one wait about an hour, checking the spot every few minutes to see if the splinter has moved enough.
After you have the splinter out you will see that the tip of the splinter will be poking out enough from the skin, where it entered where you can easily grab it with your tweezers and pull the splinter out with out having to move skin, or dig in the skin or causing anymore pain!
Alyssa said my way of using and showing Tom how to remove splinters using Thieves oil essential oils was a much better idea then using the tweezers to dig it out! We will be sticking with removing splinters with Thieves oil essential oils whenever we have them in our house, which even though we have found an easy way to remove splinters using essential oils, I am still not a fan of splinters and my babies getting hurt!
I use Thieves oil for other things around my house, so I am now adding how to remove splinters using Thieves oil essential oils to my list too and you can check out this list of Thieves Oil products that I have tried and what Thieves products I like to use.
This same trick will also work for glass shards as well, you know those pesky ones that you can feel it hurting but you can not see it, yes those awful ones!
How to Remove Splinters using Thieves oil Essential oils
Step 1: Wash hand or foot, where ever the splinter is.
Step 2: Put 2-4 drops of Thieves Oil directly onto splinter. If its a HUGE one you might need a few more drops.
Step 3: Let oil sit on finger for 5-7 minutes. Do not touch the splinter area and tell kids not to touch their face with the finger that has oil on it, as you don’t want them to accidentally hit their eye and get oil in it, it won’t harm their eye but it will sting.
Step 4: Look at the splinter and see if you can see where it entered and the tip sticking out. If the splinter is not out enough that you can grab the tip with tweezers then add another drop and wait another 7-10 minutes.
Step 5: Sterilize your tweezers and then use the tweezers to grab the tip of it and pull splinter out.
Step 5: After getting the splinter out wash hand, foot or where ever the splinter was with soap and water.
I hope this How to Remove Splinters using Thieves oil Essential oils helps you and your little ones this summer, when dealing with splinters. They are at times unavoidable but being able to remove a splinter with an essential oil like Thieves oil is a whole lot better then using a needle and digging it out. eekk! That just brought back flashbacks to being a kid and my mom doing that! I wish she had known how to remove splinters using Thieves oil essential oils instead of the needle method!
If you are getting started using Essential Oils then you should check out The Best Essential Oils to clean with and How I use Essential Oils to save money. If you have sleep issues you can try my tricks for Using Essential Oils to help with sleep. For more ways to use Thieves, check out these 20 Thieves essential oil uses.
Also make sure you follow me on Pinterest and facebook so you know when I have tried something else with the essential oils and it works just like this How to Remove Splinters using Thieves oil Essential oils 🙂 I am testing out lots of other things and sharing them as I go, so you know what really works with Essential Oils.
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Comments & Reviews
Heather Garcia says
Thank you!!! Splinters are not easy to get out and anything that makes it easier Ibam willing to try. (((hugs)))
You are very welcome! I hate splinters and with kids there is no way around them getting them!
but anywho…..get to the point! Geez
I felt the same.
I am going to try this – I am grateful to ‘midget momma’ for sharing how to remove splinters with thieves oil, and am not frustrated by her story. Apparently, she is a real person….. 🙂
thanks! I don’t ever want to be “just an article” I want people to know I am a real person and it drives me crazy when i go to a blog and feel like there is nothing personal 🙂
I cannot believe how cruel some of these people are! Thank you for your story! I have a toddler with a splinter in his foot and I’m looking for painless remedies. I have this oil handy and will try it. Oh and fellow readers, if you don’t have anything kind or constructive to say, keep your comments to yourself. We can use a bit less cruelty and mom shaming in this world.
My son got a “stick” of Rosemary stuck near or in his tonsil. It’s barely out of reach. Do you think this would work? I had him put a few drops on his jaw on that side and he put one drop on his tongue. We can’t get it directly on it. Oils are so amazing!
i have never tried it anywhere other then hands, feet and legs so I am not sure 🙂
Lara, What happened?? Did it work?
What oil would be best for this? Please let me know. Thanks! 🙂
i use thieves like the post says 🙂
Might be a good way, as well, for a tick that is buried under the skin. I think Vaseline will because it is smothering them so they release inside and come to the top.
Oh my stars! Learn to ECONOMIZE YOUR WORDS. Never, ever will I read anything you babble….err, “write”.
Kiersten bryant says
“Thevies oil essential oils”
That’s what got me! Please, you can say Thieves essential oil the first time, then just say Thieves from there on out! But never Thieves oil essential oils.
I don’t mean to criticize, and thank you for sharing! But I feel compelled to encourage you to please, please use caution and NEVER use oils undiluted, especially on kiddos! Thieves has a few “hot oils” in it that should only be used sparingly on adults if at all. I’d love to try this for my kids this summer, but at a very low dilution (probably 1% at most since Thieves is really not intended for children, especially topically), and after trying other oils, perhaps lavender? More is not necessarily better with oils, and is sometimes actually worse. Again, thank you for putting together this post, I just get worried when proper ratios aren’t used since it can cause major skin issues (sensitization, burns, etc). I’d encourage anyone to try it highly diluted, or maybe try other oils first for an even better solution.
thank you for commenting, after getting the splinter out washing your hands is important however we have not had any issues and my son has sensitive skin. But then again it could be different for other people. If you are worried about the skin using the carrier oil will work as well when putting the thieves on 🙂
This blog post is a life saver. I have to hold my daughter down to get splinters out…and she’s 12! LOL! I have Thieves and will definitely be trying this. Thanks for this post and sharing your experiences.
Kristine Deaner says
Where do you find the oil?
if you send me an email at [email protected] i can give you all the essential oils info 🙂
i have only ever tried it with thieves 🙂
Donna English says
Thank you for the post as my grandson got a splinter from his wood deck and I will share this with his Mom. I love my Thieves oil (and all my Young Living Essential Oils!) Great post. I loved your story.
By the way: check Kristine Deaner’s comment as she wants to know how to get the oil.
We have Thieves and unfortunately this did not work for us 🙁
Honestly a life saver, I tried just about everything (grown mom here) Got a splinter under my nail. Throbbing and it hurt. Put a few drops of Thieves oil on my finger, no more throbbing after about 3 minutes. Still waiting to pull it out but the pain is almost all gone! Thank You