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!
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