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 salt mixed with water to the skin
- Bath the affected skin area in an Epsom salt bath.