The slow cooker (or crock pot) is a wonderful appliance for hands-off cooking, but the gentle, slow heating process can also be used for other things unrelated to food. Such as these ten things.
Many of these projects are crafty, and you might want a dedicated second slow cooker (perhaps picked up at a garage sale) for these purposes, such as the soap-making one. Others, however, you can just whip out your slow cooker to accomplish, clean, and then use for slow cooking food. It’s a wonderfully multi-purpose tool.
10. Make Soap
Homemade soap is wonderful because you can customize your soap bars with the scents and ingredients you prefer. This project requires just water, olive oil, coconut oil, and lye (which you have to handle carefully). An hour in the slow cooker, though, and you’ve made your own soap.
How to Make Homemade Soap in a Crockpot [A Photo Tutorial] | One Good Thing by Jillee