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Simple Homemade Weed Killer Recipe

Are you looking for a simple homemade weed killer that's safe for the environment, but also tough on weeds? Give this recipe a try.


  • 1 gallon (4.5 liters) of white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup liquid dish soap (any brand)
  • Funnel
  • Pour 1 cup of vinegar from gallon bottle, set aside to use in other things.
  • Put salt in the gallon jug (funnel works great) and shake until all salt is dissolved, fill it with the dish soap simply shake up jug to mix well.
  • Set aside and mark jug as weed killer. 

How to Use

  • Pour in spray bottles and use as needed. 
  • This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. 
  • Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.
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Marlies Cohen is a renaissance woman, a 'Jack' or should that be 'Jill' of all trades. She is self-taught in most of her subjects due to her strong motivation to learn new things. Everything is touched by an artistic and creative outlook. What looks everyday and mundane to most, is seen in a totally different light by this creative maven who is happy to share her discoveries.