New Ways to Use Your Crock Pot

For all the enthusiasts of set-it-and-forget-it meals, the crock pot stands out as a versatile kitchen companion. While you're nestled in the warmth of your Eid-Co Home during this slow season, why not explore some non-culinary crock pot crafts? Here are a few creative ideas.

Craft Your Own Soap

Ever considered making your own soap? With a crock pot, it's as easy as can be. Combine 16 oz of olive oil, 16 oz of coconut oil, a touch of lye, and the aromatic elements of your choice—essential oils, dried orange peels, cinnamon sticks, let your creativity flow! Mix all the ingredients in the pot, heat it up, and let it set. Once done, unmold and slice the soap into usable or giftable pieces.

Start Seeds for Your Garden

If you have a green thumb and want to jumpstart the seeds for your summer garden, a crock pot can be your ally. Seeds typically need warmth to sprout, and crock pots can offer a consistent source of heat. Place an inch of water in the bottom, add your seeds, and set it to keep warm. Alternatively, remove the lid, wrap a damp cloth around a cookie sheet, place seeds on it, cover with another damp cloth, and position it on top of the crock pot. Set the crock pot to keep warm and monitor seedlings every 8 hours.

Craft Lively Libations

Playing host to guests? Transform your crock pot into a punch bowl to keep their cups brimming. Pour your delightful cider or punch ingredients into the pot, keep it warm throughout the night. When it's time for a drink, ladle the punch into cups, add a spike if desired, stir, and savor the moment!

Make Homemade Candles

Another exciting craft using a crock pot is candle making. It's especially convenient if you have partially used candles lying around. Begin by grating the wax into the pot, scented or unscented. Set the crock pot to low and let the wax melt. Meanwhile, prep your containers by lightly spraying them with cooking spray. Use any container you like—Mason jars, old coffee cans, cute tea containers. Place a wick inside, tape it to the bottom, and pour the melted wax into the container. Allow it to solidify, and there you have it—a repurposed candle!

These are just a few unique and enjoyable ways to make the most of your dependable crock pot companion. Why not give one of these a try on your next snow day in your cozy Eid-Co Home?

By Eid-Co Homes 12-28-2023