Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Grab Me A Toothpick! Cinnamon Please!

Did you know that the toothpick predates modern man?  Yep, according to Wikipedia and we KNOW everything there is correct and completely accurate!  The skulls of Neanderthals show clear signs of having had their teeth picked with a tool.  

The Neanderthal, I mean husband, that lives at my house is always in search of a good toothpick.  Don't you love it when you are in a restaurant and they have cinnamon or mint toothpicks?  The best!  Today I decided to make a batch of cinnamon.  I think my caveman will like them!

Super easy!  First gather up your supplies ~
1 small glass jar
1 box of wooden toothpicks
1 bottle of certified pure Cinnamon essential oil
1 bottle of fractionated coconut oil (or any carrier oil you want to use; olive, grapeseed, etc.)

Cover the bottom of the jar with your carrier oil.  Don't put to much, just enough to cover it. 
Now add that delicious, yummy Cinnamon Bark oil.  15 to 20 drops will do it.
( Make sure you are using a good, 100% pure, unadulterated, therapeutic grade oil.  These are toothpicks. They will be in your mouth so you want to make sure you know what's in the oil you are using.)
Toss those toothpicks in!  Well, be gentle. You want them standing up and not just all willy-nilly in there.
Put the lid on.
Leave it on for about 8 hours. 
After the loooong 8 hours have passed, pour them out onto something flat. 
They should be in one layer on the plate. I know. Do what I say, not what I do. You want them to dry. 
It might take up to 24 hours.  I know. So stinking hard to wait.

When the sand has finally made it's way to the bottom, your toothpicks are finally ready. Yay!
Stick 'em in a tin, maybe a recycled Altoids tin, and enjoy!  

Seriously, is it okay to eat wood?  Sorry Caveman. These are mine!

(p.s. To get your own certified pure essential oils, contact me for more information.


  1. This was great I can't wait to try to make my own!

  2. Now I really wish I had cinnamon! I made some peppermint toothpicks last year but I only made a few and didn't make more when they ran out. I'm definitely going to need to make some more!

  3. What a great idea! I had no idea how easy it is to make flavored tooth picks. This would be fun for a party or holidays! Great post!

  4. Great idea, thanks. Will look out for some flavours although I am allergic to cinnamon, will try others.

  5. I can smell them already! I love cinnamon toothpicks!

  6. This is brilliant, caveman or no caveman in the house. The number of packets of toothpicks that we have in our house is amazing - one can never find one when needed. :) I love the idea of cinanamon flavored ones - quite healthy. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  7. Oh my goodness! These would be right up my dad's alley! I will have to make him some for his birthday!

  8. Love your recipe, although I have to say I am not much of a toothpick person myself. Now, my daughter loves toothpicks. She's one of those people who has a bit of an oral inclination and goes for one whenever they are visible. Great that you found a way to make some very tasty toothpicks indeed and I'm sure your caveman will adore them!

  9. What a fantasic idea! I'm going to make a batch of these for my Grandpa - that man loves a good toothpick. :) You should share this again around the holidays - what a great DIY gift!

  10. How fun! Never thought about having flavoured toothpicks, haha! I love cinnamon flavour, so fresh.

  11. yum about 100 yrs ago when I was in jr high we made our own cinnamon toothpicks and actually sold them.... for like two for a penny .....ha


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