How to Get Rid of Weeds With Vinegar, Salt and Dish Soap

4 Materials
20 Minutes

Is your yard overgrown with weeds and grass that you want to get rid of permanently? Learn how to get rid of unwanted vegetation once and for all. Try this homemade weed killer with vinegar, Epsom salt and Dawn dish detergent. This three ingredient weed, grass and vegetation killer is non-toxic and easy to make. Get control over weeds in your garden and skip the Round Up with these tips that will kill grass and weeds forever.

Watch the video and learn how to make the weed killer

Then follow the instructions below


4 cups of vinegar

2 cups of salt

1/4 cup of Dawn dish soap

Boil the vinegar in a kettle

Boil 4 cups of vinegar in a kettle and pour it into the watering can. Be careful not to burn yourself.

Add the salt

Pour 2 cups of salt to the hot vinegar and swish it around until it dissolves.

Add the dish soap

Add 1/4 cup of dish soap and mix it gently until everything is dissolved.

Your mixture is ready

The homemade weed killer is ready to use.

Pour it on your weeds

Choose a sunny day when there is no rain in the forecast for a day or two and pour the homemade weed killer onto the weeds. After a couple of days the weeds will have shriveled up and died and they will be easy to pull up.

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Adrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little Gnome
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  • Nitskeet Nitskeet on Jul 27, 2020

    Will it kill ivy? That plant spreads like wildfire. It smothers everything it takes over.

  • Lisa Prodanyk-Monteith Lisa Prodanyk-Monteith on Aug 02, 2020

    Does it have to be DAWN dish soap specifically?

    If yes, WHY?

    Thank you in Advance 😊

  • Praim Praim on Jul 01, 2021

    Do you clean out that sprayer so you don't kill your plants later?


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  • Kay Kay on Jul 10, 2020

    Will I be able to plant plants where this solution is poured or does it distroy soil for future planting?

  • Joan Joan on Jul 15, 2020

    Tried it and was not happy with the results