Make Your Own Cinnamon Toothpicks!

Remember Fire Sticks? They were cinnamon toothpicks we weren’t allowed to take to school because someone might “get hurt.” 🤦🏻‍♀️  Of course, that made them all the more precious!

Soaked in fiery cinnamon essential oil, sucking on one of these babies is kind of like eating red hots, but without all the chemicals and nasty dyes.

The first time I ever made these, I asked my daughter, Jessica, if she wanted to try one. She looked at me with a blank stare, “You want me to ‘try’ a toothpick?”

“Well, I don’t want you to take a bite out of it, if that’s what you mean!”

She put one in her mouth and looked a little surprised. “That’s really good!”

How have my children gotten through life without ever having tried a Fire Stick? How about you? Would you like to make a batch? Share the love!

Cinnamon Sticks

  • 100 plain, round, wooden toothpicks
  • 15-20 drops of Young Living Vitality Cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 T. vodka or Pure Vanilla Extract (not imitation)
  • 1 drop liquid Stevia (optional)
  • 1 glass jar

Place toothpicks into jar. Blend together alcohol, essential oil, and Stevia and sprinkle directly on top of the toothpicks and seal. Store in a dark place for at least 48 hours, shaking the jar several times a day.

Once the sticks have been thoroughly infused, remove them from liquid and lay them on a paper towel to dry.

Essential oil-based products are best stored in glass. But, when I give these as gifts, I like to put them in mini paper envelopes or muslin drawstring bags (found at craft stores). You could also use glass test tubes with corks, which are super cute. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts about Cinnamon:

Historically, the power and pleasure of cinnamon has been used in many cultures for various natural benefits. The most widely used part of cinnamon is its bark.

It is believed that cinnamon supports the normal secretion of breast milk. In addition, a water-soluble polyphenol compound called MHCP is abundant in cinnamon. Do some research on that sometime!

Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil promotes a healthy immune response, and has been used traditionally for thousands of years. It includes the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde, and is an important ingredient in many Young Living products including Thieves®, Abundance™, and Inner Defense.™

If cinnamon isn’t your thing, for this recipe, you could use Young Living’s Vitality peppermint, spearmint, Thieves, fennel, orange, lemon, or whatever your favorite tasting oil is!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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