Asked on May 18, 2019

How to make a weed killer using Epsom salt and cider vinegar?

Susan WyrostekHolly Bertone | Pink FortitudeLinda Sikut


4 answers
  • Linda Rexrode
    on May 18, 2019

    I am not sure of the correct mixture. You can google it and find the recipe! I have another idea that I have used, successfully!.

    i purchase baking soda in large quantities! It comes in a bag or a large box! Sprinkle it heavily on where you don’t want weeds and/or grass to grow! I first pull the weeds and/or grass! Sprinkle the soda powder! Wait for it to rain! I read online that the baking soda changes the ph balance of the soil! It states to apply twice a year! I only do it once in the spring! It is environmental safe, effective, and cheaper than commercial pesticides! I hope this helps!

  • Linda Sikut
    on May 18, 2019

    Hi Kathy,

    There are two easy ways to make a homemade weed killer. One is to use plain white vinegar with a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Put them in a spray bottle and spray the weeds. It takes a while to work so don't expect immediate results. The other way is to pour boiling water on the weeds. That will kill them instantly. If the weeds are between cracks on a driveway or sidewalk, you can add about 1/4 cup of salt to the vinegar mixture, but don't use it in a garden because it kills the soil too and nothing will grow there for quite a while. However, since you specifically asked for apple cider vinegar and epsom salts, here's a link to that recipe. I hope that helps you. Wishing you the best.

  • Hi Kathy - The struggle is real, isn't it?!? This is the most effective all-natural weed killer DIY that we use. It's even been featured on Hometalk! Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

  • Susan Wyrostek
    on May 24, 2019

    One gallon of vinegar, one quarter cup of blue Dawn and two cups of epsom salt. Mix together and spray. Do it in the morning and weeds will be dead by the evening.

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