Every couple of uses, my slow cooker needs a great cleaning. I don’t generally use slow cooker liner because I don’t want to spend extra for that convenience, especially when I have powerful essential oils on hand to help me tackle the job. See how easy it is to clean your slow cooker with essential oils!
I use baking soda and Citrus Fresh essential oils to make a powdery-paste that I use with a sponge to clean the inside of the slow cooker insert. Here’s what it looks like:
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How to Clean Your Slow Cooker with Essential Oils
- Dirty Slow Cooker
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 6 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil
- Sprinkle the baking soda into the base of your dirty slow cooker, enough to make a thin layer across the bottom.
- Add 6 drops of Citrus Fresh right into the baking soda. Using a clean and slightly damp sponge, scrub the baking soda all around the inside of the slow cooker insert. It will make a dirty, powdery-clumpy mess.
- Once the entire inside of the slow cooker insert appears clean, rinse out the baking soda and oils with warm water. Dry with a clean cloth.
- Repeat if necessary.
- If you have a pesky stain or tough spot, use vinegar and/or a mesh scrubber and gently pull off the tough stain or spot where food is caked on. Then rinse with baking soda and Citrus Fresh, as indicated above.
Do you think lemon essential oil would work?
We can only promote FDA compliant uses for essential oils, but I like your line of thinking. 🙂
Kristina Bielicki says
Yes, lemon would work!
Jenn, the last time I checked, the FDA had no say in what my slow cooker would like to use in IT’S body, so I believe I’ll be making that decision myself…