Looking for a way to support your flowers and plants as they grow and keep your yard in order without any harmful chemicals? Look no further than this vinegar weed killer! This is an all-natural solution that really works.
While you’re out in your garden, give your plants a leg up by deterring harmful pests! This homemade natural bug spray for plants is one of the best things I’ve done for my yard.
It’s a lovely spring day, and you’re ready to relax in your favorite spot on the porch to enjoy the view of all the beautiful spring flowers and plants you’ve curated over the years.
But…just when you get your feet propped up, you notice all of the weeds that are paying their seasonal visits. It’s going to be okay, friend. Go ahead and keep your feet propped up. Drink a refreshing beverage (may I suggest one of these amazing lemonade recipes?) and plan your strategic attack. In fact, I’ll help you out!
Vinegar Weed Killer
Are you ready to channel your inner warrior and declare war on the weeds?
We’re going to keep things civil, though. No need to get toxic or hazardous with store-bought chemicals! Choosing to go natural is so important—both for your loved ones and for the environment! The choice to avoid toxic chemicals is great for your yard as it protects the water supply and the soil.
It also is great for your family. The chemicals found in commercial weed killers are dangerous for humans of all ages and sizes as well as animals (both domesticated and undomesticated)! No matter where you live, I’m sure you have visiting wildlife that enjoys your outdoor space, so we definitely want to do our part to keep them safe.
What’s in this vinegar weed killer?
This weed killer is simple to put together. In fact, you might be surprised at how many of the materials you already have. You’ll need:
- 16 oz glass bottle – it is important to use glass bottles because of how powerful Thieves essential oils are – they can eat into plastic over time if we don’t give them their own space. Plus you want to avoid chemicals found in some plastics like BPA which could be harmful to our health long-term
- vinegar – the acid in the vinegar will draw out moisture from the weeds.
- dish soap – with dishwashing soap added it’ll help make sure your spray penetrates the plant rather than just beading off the exterior of it.
- Thieves Essential Oil – the powerful essential oils that make up the Thieves blend are cloves, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. As a bonus, some of these oils are also natural pest repellents, too.
- metal funnel -optional, but helpful to keep things tidy.
Also, you’ll notice “salt” is not included in this recipe. Be wary of any weed sprays that use salt. The use of salt can result in making the soil infertile.
Where to Use Vinegar Weed Spray
Now that you’ve found the perfect weed killer, it’s time to unleash your new weapon on those pesky weeds. They aren’t going down without a fight though! You’ll have to be cunning and get creative if you want these bad boys gone once and for all.
Spray along hedges or around edging where there is plenty of room between desirable plants and the weed. This way, only the unwanted plant will succumb.
The best thing about this spray is its versatility in application. From spot spraying (effectively targeting individual leaves) up close to general misting over large swaths of land if it is overgrown with weeds. This vinegar weed killer can handle both jobs with ease.
How to Make Homemade Weed Killing Spray (Video)
How to Make Homemade Weed Killing Spray Recipe
- 16 oz glass bottle
- 2 cups vinegar
- 2 TB dish soap
- 5 drops Thieves Essential Oil (optional, but adds a weed-killing kick)
- Funnel (optional, but helpful for adding ingredients)
1. Add Thieves oil and dish soap to the bottle.
2. Fill the rest of the way with vinegar.
3. Shake before each use. Spray weeds and let dry, making sure not to get the spray on any plants/grass you wish to keep alive.
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But where did you get those cute labels for the weed killer bottle?
If you love those pretty labels you can click the image below to have a set sent straight to your inbox. There’s three sheets with different labels for all your homemade and DIY cleaning products and bug repelling sprays.
Now go whip up a batch of this vinegar weed killer and reclaim your yard…naturally!