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Topic: Great gifts for oral fixation folks! Toothpicks with taste.  (Read 11461 times)
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« on: December 15, 2010 07:45:07 PM »

These are super easy and have been a hit so far.


All you need is some wooden toothpicks and a small bottle or jar and flavor oil.
I used natural flavor oils that I bought at the local bulk food store. I tried Anise, Lemon, spearmint, cinnamon (which may not be natural?) and peppermint all were yummy.

So in a glass jar..spice jars work well...pour approximately 1/8 -1/4 inch of oil. Stand toothpicks in jar so only one end is in the oil. Be sure they do not lay in the oil.


Allow the oil to be soaked up by the picks. Depending on how strong of a taste you want allow the oil to be absorbed 2 hours to overnight (8hrs). **Note that mint or cinnamon can become too strong and feel like they are burning your lips off. But hey, some like it like that. The anise and lemon need longer in my opinion.

Remove from jars and lay on non absorbent surface ie cookie tray. Allow to air dry in a warm dry spot for a few days. When dry place in clean jars. The spice jars are perfect with the holey tops for easy dispensing! Wink
**If impatient like me..place toothpicks in 250f oven for approx. 5 mins. Watch so they do not burn!

I call mine Toothpicks with taste. I think they are great for quiting smoking or that annoying nail biting habit or for anyone who is hard to gift.

Let me know if you try it. Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010 07:50:46 PM »

What a wonderful idea. I am definitely going to try this got the perfect person in mind to give as a christmas present. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful "Tasty Toothpick" idea.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010 07:51:40 PM »

Such a good idea. I'm trying to convince my dad to quit smoking--maybe this will help (as opposed to my nagging).
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010 08:13:06 PM »

So smart! and if you buy the scents/flavors in bulk it's really cheap too!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010 08:17:23 PM »

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What a wonderful idea. I am definitely going to try this got the perfect person in mind to give as a christmas present. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful "Tasty Toothpick" idea.

Glad to share. It really is an affordable gift too. I think a cool tin could work too.

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Such a good idea. I'm trying to convince my dad to quit smoking--maybe this will help (as opposed to my nagging).
Cool. Quitting is hard. You could put a totally personalized label for added encouragement. Smiley

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So smart! and if you buy the scents/flavors in bulk it's really cheap too!

The little bottles shown each did a pack of picks and they were just over 2 bucks. I will definitely be on the look out for a better price for the oil.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010 08:43:14 PM »

Best to buy online in bulk, even with shipping it'll add up!
p.s.- love the first photo, so pretty.
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Best to buy online in bulk, even with shipping it'll add up!
p.s.- love the first photo, so pretty.


Thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010 08:18:35 PM »

Will be stopping to pick up supplies tomorrow, will definitely let you know how they turned out.
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010 08:31:55 AM »

What a great idea! I featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010 08:45:08 AM »

OOOOH! I've been searching for the right gift for my dad!!! This is it! Thank you for such a great idea! Smiley
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