Using Epsom salt for removing splinters

A splinter can be difficult to extract, esp. if it is deeply embedded. Epsom salt helps to bring it to the surface and draw it out. Try one of the following:

  • Make a compresses by soaking a cotton ball in water mixed with Epsom salt (2 table spoons per cup)
  • Apply a paste from 1 teaspoon of Epsom saltĀ  mixed with water to the skin
  • Bath the affected skin area in an Epsom salt bath.