Purchasing weed killers from the store can be expensive, so I decided to make my own homemade natural weed killer. I did research and found that only three ingredients are needed to make a simple homemade weed killer. I made some and placed it in an empty spray bottle, then tested a few areas by spot spraying the homemade weed killer on weeds on the north side of my house where there is gravel. I saturated the weeds including its leaves and within a few days they were brown and shriveled up.
Homemade Weed Killer
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid (I used the dishwashing liquid pictured above because that’s what I had.)
- 3 cups vinegar
- Empty spray bottle
Place the three ingredients into an empty spray bottle and label it. It was so simple and only took a few minutes. Plus it’s nice to save some money by not buying the expensive weed killers at the store.
Make note that this weed killer does kill grass. I tested a spot on a weed that was growing in the middle of my lawn and both the weed and the grass around it that was sprayed died. So be sure to only use this weed killer in the areas where you don’t want grass or weeds.
Here are a few before and after photos of the weeds that I sprayed.
And below is an image you can print to label a bottle of homemade weed killer.