Alternatives to Roundup

The following are 2 recipes that are good alternatives to glyphosate. They are cheaper and may require spraying twice but aren’t destroying your health or that of the environment. Please tell us about your experiences and if you have other non-toxic solution for our environment.

Vinegar / Orange Oil Weed Be Gone

(from Kathy Tresch)



20% vinegar

orange oil

Dawn dish soap (the blue stuff)


To make a gallon:

About 80% vinegar

20% orange oil

1 cup Dawn


Apply mid day when leaves are dry and air is warm.


Vinegar / Epsom Salt Weed Be Gone

(from Sonoma Beekeepers Group)



1 gallon 10% vinegar

2 cups Epsom Salt

¼ cup Dawn dish soap


Mix and spray weeds early in the day for best effect. Wear Goggles and Gloves before handling vinegar and remember, that this mixture is deadly for amphibians like frogs, lizards and salamanders if you get any spray on them, so check your weeds before you start spraying this stuff.