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easy to get thorns out

Posted by canadian_rose zone 3a (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 15, 14 at 15:57

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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Wonder if that works on splinters. Thanks for sharing!


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


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  • Posted by kousa Zone 6 (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 15, 14 at 18:31

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


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


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 15, 14 at 19:13

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!


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


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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


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


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 18:56

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


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


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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. :/


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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..


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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


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Is it baking powder or soda, or both together?


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