GardeningWeed Killer Recipe from Your Kitchen

Weed Killer Recipe from Your Kitchen

This homemade natural weed killer recipe is made from ingredients found easily in your homestead kitchen. Vinegar has acetic acid which will kill most vegetation because it draws all the moisture out of the leaves. This recipe will kill any plant it is sprayed upon including the grass surrounding a weed.  You may want to spray this mixture on weeds that are in gravel, cement walkways, wood mulch or in decorative rock borders. This method can take up to 3 days for the weeds to die completely.

You can also use boil hot water with the same results. For example, when you are done boiling potatoes, strain out the hot water into a bucket and pour the hot water onto the weeds. The weeds will die within twenty four hours.


1  1/2 Tablespoons Table Salt

1  – 2 Cup of  White Vinegar

1 Tablespoon of Dr Bronner Liquid Castile Soap



Pour the table salt into the spray bottle.

Pour  Dr Bronner Liquid Castile Soap to the spray bottle.

Next fill the spray bottle an inch from the top with white vinegar.

Put the nozzle spray cap back on.  Gently swirl the spray bottle until mixed.

Spray directly onto the weeds thoroughly covering them. Beware that it may affect the grass around it so try to be careful with about over spray. Do not use in your garden or flower beds.

The weeds should be dead within 24 – 72 hours.

Dr Bronner Liquid Castile Soap helps cut through the weed’s (plant) protective oil so the vinegar and salt can work at killing it quicker.

Weed Killer Recipe from Your Kitchen
Weed Killer Recipe from Your Kitchen


Dr. Bronners – Magic Pure-Castile Soap Organic Citrus Orange – 32 oz.

The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning Black Gift Card Box – $50, Classic

Apollo Precision Tools DT0825 5-Gallon Bucket Garden Tool Organizer, Black/Green

Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

Subscribe Today


Get unlimited access to our EXCLUSIVE Content and our archive of subscriber stories.

Exclusive content

Latest articles

Popular Articles

More articles