The basic steps for dealing with a splinter are:
· Clean and disinfect the area.
· Small splinter or readily exposed: Try removal with fingersnails, tweezers or sticky tape.
· Large splinter or not exposed: Disinfect needle and tweezers and attempt to work out. If difficult see oils procedure under the Suggested Protocols tab above.
· Apply an antibiotic.
· Protect the wound.
· Monitor for infection.
Essential oils are ideal agents for each of these steps because they have cleansing, analgesic, antibiotic plus calming properties.
Essential oils based products: Protective Blend Foaming Hand Wash
Disinfect: Apply 1 – 2 drops of Protective Blend topically to the area.
Remove exposed splinter: Use fingernails, tweezers, or sticky tape.
Remove unexposed splinter: Disinfect needle and tweezers and attempt removal. If still dificult consider applying 1-3 drops Cleansing Blend on splinter at bedtime cover with bandaid and it should come out or be easily removed in the morning.
Antibiotic: Topical apply Lavender, Frankincense, Myrrh or Protective Blend to the area. Cover and monitor.
Calming: If a child is distraught rub palms together with 2-3 drops of Lavender and let them inhale.
Ongoing: Repeat application of antibiotic oil every 4-6 hours.
Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.