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.