Splinters are a nuisance and hurt to boot, right? In order to remove it you either use a pair of tweezers or pinch the skin so that you can take it out with your fingers, but alas – all that pain resulted in the splinter not moving one iota.
But, take heart, there is a natural remedy. In researching this subject and finding the answer, it would be improper not to name the source since this remedy was the only one found.
According to Andrea Candee, this is how to utilize banana peels for natural splinter removal and other foreign objects and, quite frankly, it’s ingenuous!
First, cut a one inch square piece of a ripened banana peel. Then cover the infected area by placing the pulp side of the banana to the skin. Wrap the banana peel with surgical tape and leave it on overnight. The splinter will rise to the top of the skin and probably stick itself to the banana pulp. If the splinter is very deep, several applications may be necessary. However, it does work.
In addition, and as a side note, there was one other mention of how to remove a splinter which was interesting but questionable. The advice was to slab on Elmer’s Glue, let it dry and then peel it off. The splinter is supposed to come off with it. The only problem is if the splinted is too deep, then what?
The use of banana peels for shining shoes was another find. Using the pulp of the banana peel, simply rub it on dark shoes and then buff. Not only will you have shinier shoes, but you may be asked what type of perfume or cologne you are wearing!
As for the splinter and the banana peel, it can safely be said this case is closed.