How to kill weeds without chemicals

natural weed killer recipe
  Have you been looking for a way to kill weeds without chemicals?

Well, look no further! This has been an ongoing debate at our house. I’m always trying to do things the natural way and my dh just wants the weeds dead and gone. So when I showed him this recipe I was surprised at how willing he was to try it. We will never use anything else to kill those weeds. This will kill the weed and yet add no chemicals to the yard. I’m so excited about that! So check out this natural weed killer recipe!

Natural Weed Killer
A great non chemical way to kill weeds.
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Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
  1. 1 gallon of vinegar
  2. 1/2cup table salt or 1 cups epsom salt
  3. 1 tbs dawn dish soap
  1. Add together and put in a spray bottle. Spray and watch them wither and die! Good bye weeds and thank you for being non chemical!
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  1. My hubby uses some kind of natural insecticidal soap out there. The garden is his realm.

  2. I don’t have a lawn (I live in an apt) but this will be good to know for when I eventually buy a house. 🙂

  3. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? says:

    What a great idea. I’m curious, do you have to be super careful to only get this on weeds? Will it kill my grass, too?

    • the combo will kill your grass. I would just aim as well as I could for the weed. It’s a great combo to work that well and not have chemicals though.

  4. gaynycdad says:

    That is awesome! And it won’t hurt the water supply either. thanks,

  5. This is great thank you.I need to try this for the front yard weeds drive me crazy and i can not use chemicals because of all our animals.

  6. Debbie L. says:

    I use this all the time in my yard and it works great! Thanks for helping make the world a little greener!

  7. We have a lot of poison ivy in our yard and I pour boiling water over it to kill it & it works.

  8. Susanna Barbee (@susannabarbee) says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to try this. I can’t stand those harsh, foul-smelling weed killers.

  9. Virginia Higgins (@thatbaldchick) says:

    I love that this is all natural. I have the ingredients in my cupboard.

  10. Wonderful safe idea. Will be trying it.

  11. This is fantastic! I have an abundance of unwanted plant life and never wanted to contaminate the soil so this is perfect! Thanks so much!

  12. What a great idea, I will have to give it a try. Appreciate the share, I don’t like using chemicals if there is another option! I am currently seeking out ways to spray our blueberry plants so the bugs don’t take over them this season!

  13. Thanks for the great tips. I just sent this to my fiance so we can give it a try.

  14. april aakre says:

    thanks I am going to try this. I like that is natural and safe

  15. Meranda says:

    I tried this last year, and had no luck. I will have to try it again… I think the salt is what prevents anything from growing is what I remember reading. I hate to use any sort of chemical. I tell you, this is something that I have been nagging my husband over. I think if you spray sometime in March, April, you end up being weed-free for the rest of the summer. WE Still haven’t sprayed, so if you can imagine, we live in weed heaven right now. Thanks so much …certainly something I will have to jot down and try again

  16. Liz Mays says:

    That is a super idea. I happen to have everything on hand too!

  17. Carly Anderson (@lipglosscrayons) says:

    Wow, this is great! Bookmarking this for later when we have a yard!

  18. I love natural alternatives. As someone with a pet, I am cautious about what I put on my lawn.

  19. Beth@FrugalFroggie says:

    We are always fighting weeds. I will have to share that tip with my husband. I would rahter be chemical free.

  20. Victoria says:

    I am going to be moving into a house soon so this post definitely has prepared me for the weeds I am sure I will encounter in the yard.

  21. Danielle @ We Have It All says:

    Love this! I”ve seen this recipe before and I’ve always wanted to try it.

  22. What a great idea! Probably a lot less expensive then weed killers from the home centers too!

  23. Theresa says:

    This is such a fabulous recipe! I hate using chemicals in my yard that could harm my family and pets!

  24. Rachael says:

    I will have to try this weed killer. I hate using chemicals.

  25. Really, that’s it?! Definitely a great alternative that I’ll have to try.

  26. Krystal's Kitsch says:

    We need to take care of our weeds. Thanks for this idea!

  27. Chasing Joy says:

    Wow! it seems like dawn dish soap is good for many things.

  28. This is a great post! Everyone needs some kind of help in killing weeds. The most common way to achieve this is through the use of pesticide but I really don’t like how this sounds as I hear many side effects and negative impact it can make to the environment. So anything natural is really appreciated. Thanks for this post! 🙂

  29. casavilorainteriors says:

    Thanks for the tip. I will have to try this

  30. Christie says:

    I would have never thought of dawn! Guess I’ll be making a spray bottle soon 🙂

  31. Rachael says:

    I love using homemade products. It’s cheaper and safer. I hate using chemicals. I will have to try this weed killer.

  32. We don’t do much but mow and trim our yard. We’re pretty lucky. I actually like the dandelions, but hubby mows them down and laughs about it too. 😉

  33. ecavalla says:

    This is a lot simpler than I thought it would be to kill weeds naturally. I’m excited to try it!

  34. StacieinAtlanta says:

    I’ve never seen this before. I do have some weeds though….hmmm…I also have all of the ingredients. It is on weeds!

  35. lisamc7 says:

    I was just looking for one of these last week and didn’t find one I like. This is perfect and I’m glad I came across it – thanks!

  36. These are great! I hate having chemicals in the house or using them on my lawn.

  37. we have lots of weeds popping up in the garden. I wonder if this would hurt the veggies

  38. Great idea. Thanks for the tip. Yet another use for Dawn. That stuff is amazing.

  39. Carly from The Puzzled Palate says:

    Thank you for the tip! Not only is it better for our environment- it is tons cheaper!

  40. Yes, used this mix before we had chickens when we lived on the farm. Once on the farm the chickens took care of all of our weeds. It is a great safe way to rid your lawn of weeds!

  41. Amanda says:

    I love this! I’ve been looking for a natural way to kill weeds. With little kids around, it’s makes me so nervous to use harsh chemicals

  42. Emily Knight (@OurKnightLife) says:

    I’d add peppermint oil and make it a bug repellant too!! That is a great natural recipe!

  43. Nice!! I’m definitely going to try this! I have tons of weeds in my yard this year!

  44. This is so funny that I stumble across this. My mother was just asking me about this.
    HA now I can share my infer with her.

  45. I am going to have to share this with my grandpa. He is always pulling weeks and all that so this will come in handy for him.

  46. I would love a natural weed killer. Hate those chemicals!

  47. I have been using this for years and its great. Doesn’t work on grass, but works well on weeds. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

  48. Christina S says:

    Great tip! We need to do this in front of our house.