easy to get thorns out

canadian_rose(zone 3a)April 15, 2014

So as I was uncovering my roses in the garage, I managed to get a thorn deeply imbedded in my finger. I couldn't even pick at it. Too deep. So I remembered seeing something on the internet - home remedies for stuff (or something like that). So I tried (with a lot of skepticism) what they said. It worked within 3 seconds. I kid you not!!

So you just mix up a paste (I didn't make it very thick) of baking soda powder and water. Put some on the finger, and the thorn just POPPED out. Absolutely no pain.

Try this next time you get a thorn!!!
Carol

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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

Wonder if that works on splinters. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 5:17PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

I imagine it would work on splinters.
Painless and quick!! Almost want to get a thorn to try it again. LOL
Carol

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 6:25PM
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KarenPA_6b

Thank you Carol for sharing this tip. I am clipping this post for future reference.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 6:31PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

You're welcome! Hope it helps a lot of us gardeners. :)
Carol

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 6:35PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 7:13PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Welcome, Seil!
It's snowing here. Sigh.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 1:49AM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Carol -Thanks for letting us know, sounds like a great solution for a thorn.

I hope spring comes soon for you, and everyone who's had more than their share of winter!

This post was edited by Sara-Ann on Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 6:22

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 6:19AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Thanks Sara-Ann.
Sigh - it's STILL snowing. MAKE IT STOP!!!!! :)
Carol

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 12:08PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Yeah, we got snow too....:(

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 6:56PM
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redribbons

Thank you so much, Carol. Oh, the thorns really love me, yes they do.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 7:32PM
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redwolfdoc_z5(5)

Just yesterday we saw that online presented as a remedy for removing splinters from squeamish children... tried it on our near-phobic daughter, but alas she got scared that it might hurt and we had to wipe the paste off within just a few seconds. :/

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 9:56PM
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susan4952(5)

Thanks Carol. I just got one in the back if my right hand in between two big veins. I cannot do anything with my left hand and am afraid I may bag the veins. ,going to try this ASAP..

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 10:03PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Let us know Susan how it works for you. Good luck!!

Oh too bad redwolf. Maybe you could play paint with the white stuff. Paint a happy face on your hand. Make it "talk" etc. Then paint one on her hand. Don't make any notice of the splinter. In fact do a face on each of your hands and each of hers (starting with the nonsplintered hand). You could maybe even put in some food coloring in it so that it doesn't look white - then maybe she won't connect it with the first white stuff. Hope you can get it out this way for her. :)

Redribbons - yes make sure you have baking soda for the thorns.

Seil - it's STILL snowing. :(
Carol

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 2:39AM
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charleney(8a PNW)

Is it baking powder or soda, or both together?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 1:51PM
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