5 Slow Cooker Hacks For Every Household

A slow cooker is designed to make your life easier—so take it out of your storage and start using it! Almost all slow cooker recipes require putting all the ingredients inside and forgetting about it. How cool is that? But did you know that there is so much more you can do with your slow cooker? Yes, you heard it right! This list will open your eyes to what cool life hacks you can use your slow cooker for! Check out these awesome slow cooker recipes you should try right now!

1. DIY Crockpot Candles

There are plenty of good reasons why you should start using your slow cooker for your dinner meals. But do you know you can use your trusty slow cooker to make other things, too? Take these DIY crockpot candles from Saving Money In Your Twenties for example. Who would’ve thought you’ll be able to make candles right at home using a slow cooker? You don’t have to run to the store every time you need candles!

2. Slow Cooker Lotion Bars

Do you ever experience having dry skin during winter? Here’s a slow cooker hack from Simply {Darr}ling to help you with that. Keep a few of these lotion bars at different corners of your house so you can moisturize your skin when you need to. These are quite solid when left alone but they slowly melt once exposed to your body heat.

3. Crock Pot Bread

If you’re hesitant to try baking homemade bread for fear of burning it, here’s the solution: use your slow cooker. You won’t have to burn bread in the oven anymore with this slow cooker bread baking tip by Living Sweet Moments. The bread won’t have the golden brown crust but it’s still going to be fully cooked and soft.To add depth and flavor to a slow-cooked meat, sear it on the stovetop first! The extra few minutes of prep time will be worth it as you can see in this recipe by Simply Scratch. The caramelized flavor you get from searing meat is just something you can’t achieve by just using the slow cooker alone. Sure, the meat will be tender but it won’t be as savory.

4. Oatmeal Honey Crockpot Soap

Have you ever tried making your own soap? If not, then you must give this DIY oatmeal honey soap by The Nerdy Farm Wife a shot. It’s fun, interesting, and definitely something you and your family will use for weeks and even months!

In case you’re still not convinced that you can use your crockpot to make other things that aren’t food, check out this easy tutorial to make crockpot play dough from Repeat Crafter Me. Just a quick tip: I’d use liners for this one to make getting the play dough out a little easier

 5. Clean Your Slow Cooker

With all the things you made with your slow cooker, I’m sure you would be asking if there is a hack to clean it. Well, you’re in luck! This cleaning hack from Clean Mama will actually make your cleaning life a whole lot easier!

You can get your house smelling all nice during the holidays with this simple crock-pot Christmas potpourriby Serenity Cove! What makes this potpourri amazing is it only requires natural ingredients such as orange peels, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla, among others.