Homemade Weed Killer That Won’t Kill You (I hope)

So I wanted a weed killer that wasn’t full of chemicals that would be harmful to me, my family, or my pets.  I just hate using chemically things and I’ve gotten on a kick lately of making my own household cleaners with baking soda, vinegar, borax, essential oils, etc.  I searched the net for a weed spray and found several recipes but all just a little bit different.  I didn’t know which one I wanted to try so I decided to combine all the ingredients for all of them.  If they each claimed to be the best and definitely work (which I was skeptical of anyway) then my concoction of all the ingredients should most definitely work!  I tried it out and am pleased with the results and will share the recipe below.  The only difference is that I would use less soap.  I think I read somewhere that it is just to help the spray stick to the weeds??  And while most recipes called for Dawn dish soap I just used antibacterial hand soap because I don’t use Dawn and that is what I had under the kitchen sink.  So without further ado, here is what you came for.

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon antibacterial hand soap (next time I will try only 1/2 tablespoon)
  • Combine all of the above ingredients in a 28 ounce spray bottle and then fill the rest with white vinegar
  • Spray generously on weeds. I think spraying when the sun is shining on the area helps too.