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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  • Sue Novak-Fege Sue Novak-Fege on Jun 29, 2022

    How long does it last for?

  • Gramma Gramma on Jun 29, 2022

    Can plants go into this soil safely after you used this solution on the weeds?

  • Denise Jones Denise Jones on Jun 29, 2022

    How close can you use this to plants you want to maintain?

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  • Joan Joan on Jul 15, 2020

    Tried it and was not happy with the results

  • Irene Townsend Irene Townsend on May 31, 2022

    Hi from New Zealand. Have seen this recipe before on this site, but they didn't mention boiling the water, though must admit using boiled water is likely to work much faster. Will try it and see how it goes.