Home Made Weed Killer Recipe

1.9K Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 1.9K StumbleUpon 14 Email -- Google+ 1 Filament.io 1.9K Flares ×

Home Made Weed Killer Recipe

If you’re battling weeds in the garden like I am, I wanted to share an alternative to Round Up for getting rid of those pesky growths.

My big fat greek wedding

Disclaimer: Somewhere along the line, I turned into this guy. Remember the guy from My Big Fat Greek Wedding who uses Windex for everything? Well, that’s me, except my answer to all of my problems is vinegar and Dawn soap.  If you need proof of this, see this post and this one and er, this one. There’s more, but you get it I’m sure…

I knew there had to be a way to kill weeds other than spraying dangerous & expensive chemicals on them, and after doing just a small amount of pinning research, I found a good solution.

Home Made Weed Killer Recipe

Mix in a spray bottle:
4 cups white vinegar
1/4 cup salt
2 teaspoons dish detergent

Spray it on the root area of the plants you want to disappear. Take care that you don’t spray it on the plants that you want to keep. It WILL kill grass too, so be careful if you’re spraying near your lawn.  This mixture works best on a hot day. Spray it early and let the sun cook it all day long.

Here is a before and after shot of what it did in my yard. The before pic was from yesterday and the after was from this morning.


Home Made Weed Killer Recipe

After:Home Made Weed Killer Recipe

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are helping to support my blog. Thank you.
1.9K Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 1.9K StumbleUpon 14 Email -- Google+ 1 Filament.io 1.9K Flares ×


  1. Interesting article! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. LOL I loved that guy in MBFGW!! awesome.

    we use the same recipe for weeds. we’re on a well and hate using chemicals

  3. I use weed killer all the time, so I can’t wait to whip some of stuff up.

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. this is awesome! we could use some weed killer!

  5. How cool! What a great way to make your own weed killer! I could totally use this, thank you!

  6. I have used this and it is amazing!!
    I know what ill be doing today!!

  7. Patricia says:

    What to use in a very large area like a driveway

  8. How can you get the salt to dissolve? It works great but you can’t get the salt to dissolve and it clogs the sprayer bottle up. Any tips on how you do it???

    • It should be ok with regular table salt. Are you using rock salt or celtic salt which is a bit lumpier? Just a theory, but maybe heating up the vinegar first will help to dissolve the salt.

  9. Carolyn Sargent says:

    Will this hurt to use at a water miner if you get city water

  10. Alfreda Taylor says:

    Thank you so much for the recipe. I will certainly make the weed killer. This will save me some money. Again, Thanks for the recipe!!

Speak Your Mind