Homemade Remedy to Kill Poison Ivy

Kill poison ivy with a homemade solution.
Kill poison ivy with a homemade solution. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The three-leaved poison ivy plant can invade your yard. The plant causes a person’s skin to break out in a bumpy rash. Instead of spending a lot of money on a commercial weedkiller, you can make a natural solution with items around your home to kill the poison ivy. Removing the poison ivy plant from your yard naturally will protect the environment from dangerous chemicals.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 cups white distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • Spray bottle
  • 1 tsp. liquid dish soap
  • Garden gloves

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Combine 4 cups of white vinegar with 1/4 cup of table salt in a spray bottle.

Add 1 tsp. of liquid dish soap to the solution.

Shake the spray bottle to dissolve the salt.

Spray the homemade mixture onto the poison ivy plant. Cover the leaves and the soil around the poison ivy plant to ensure that you kill it. The soap helps the solution to stick to the weed, which will allow the salt and vinegar to soak into the plant and deprive it of moisture.

Spray the solution on the poison ivy daily. When it is dead, wear gloves to protect your hands, dig up the poison ivy and dispose of it.

Tips & Warnings

  • The solution may kill other vegetation around the poison ivy.


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