DIY: Fight Your Sweet Tooth with Homemade Cinnamon Toothpicks

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Everyone enjoys a flavored toothpick! They are great for freshening breath, cleaning teeth, and fighting of sweet tooth cravings.

Not only are flavored toothpicks enjoyable to chew on, but they are easy to make with CPTG essential oils.

Note: Flavored toothpicks have been known to help people who bite their fingernails and help with food cravings. If you feel the urge to bite your fingernails or give-in to an unhealthy snack try chewing on a flavored toothpick to see if it helps stop the urge.

What You Need:

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Toothpicks

Glass Jar with Lid

Fractionated Coconut Oil

10-20 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

Tin to hold Toothpicks

Directions:

1-Take a glass jar and fill the bottom with Fractionated Coconut Oil, about 1/4 inch from the bottom.

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2- For a mild cinnamon flavor add 10 drops of Cinnamon essential oil to the jar. Add more drops for a stronger flavor.

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NOTE: Try different flavors such as Peppermint, Slim & Sassy, On Guard, Wild Orange, etc. Get creative and try to make your own flavor combination such as Cinnamon and Peppermint, or Peppermint and Grapefruit. The options are endless.

3- Place toothpicks into the jar. Let the toothpicks sit in oil mixture for at least 8 hours or until the oil is absorbed.

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4- After the toothpicks have absorbed the oil mixture, lay the toothpicks on a plate and let them dry for at least 24 hours. Make sure to save any leftover oil at the bottom of the glass jar to make more flavored toothpicks.

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5- You’re done! Put the flavored toothpicks in a small tin or glass jar and enjoy the taste and health benefits of essential oils.

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dōTERRA essential oils can be purchased online, or from any of our Independent Product Consultants. If you would like to locate a Product Consultant in your area, click here.

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10 comments

  1. I did this and it really didn’t pick up much cinnomn flavor. I used almost the whole bottle of cinnamon bark. Not sure it is worth using the $20 bottle of cinnomn for it.

  2. Um… should I be concerned about this recipe since the label on the bottle of doTERRA’s FCO clearly states, “For Topical Use Only?”

  3. I grew up on cinnamon toothpicks and I’m not a big fan of cinnamon anymore because of all the ones I chewed when I was younger. But, I would love to try this with other flavors.

  4. Smart idea using an empty peppermint beadlet bottle. The only problem that I found with that is I had to cut the tip off the toothpicks to make them fit. Maybe some toothpicks are smaller? However, an empty 15 ml. e.o. bottle with the orifice removed fit my toothpicks perfectly. With either option, you probably wouldn’t have to use as much coconut oil if any at all because the bottle is smaller. Maybe that would help with a stronger flavored toothpick. Can’t wait to try.

  5. Using the FCO dilutes the strength of the cinnamon. So if you want a stronger flavor, use less or no FCO and just the cinnamon. Great recipe idea. Thanks for posting it!

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