How to Remove a Splinter With Bacon Fat

By Amy Davidson

Splinters are caused when a very small piece of a foreign object, such as wood or glass, gets stuck in your skin. While many people try to squeeze or dig splinters out with tweezers, there's one easy method you can try that utilizes bacon fat to draw the splinter out. So if you have a splinter and happen to also have some bacon stored away in your kitchen, learning how you can use the fat on bacon to remove the splinter painlessly can help ease the situation.

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Use an uncooked piece of bacon fat for splinter removal.

Step 1

Wash the area of the splinter with some anti-bacterial soap and warm water to prevent infection. Dry the area gently with a soft cloth.

Step 2

Cut a pea-sized piece of white fat from a raw slice of bacon using a knife or butcher scissors. Place the piece of bacon fat directly over the splinter and wrap it atop the splinter, holding it in place with an adhesive bandage.

Step 3

Let the bacon fat sit overnight. Remove the bandage and fat in the morning. If the splinter is still under the skin and hasn't emerged yet, cut another tiny piece of bacon fat and place it over the area with a bandage for an additional day. The bacon fat should draw out the splinter out within a couple of days.