How to Kill Poison Ivy Naturally and Safe

I recently found a lot of poison ivy on the side of my house and since my whole family is very allergic to it, I wanted to get rid of it right away. You can use the chemical killers for this, but I hate putting that stuff in the environment at all so I went searching how to kill poison ivy naturally and using safe ingredients.

Kill Poison Ivy Naturally Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 quart Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Salt
  • 2 Tbsp of Dawn Dish Detergent
Ingredients for the Solution to Kill Poison Ivy Naturally
Ingredients for the Solution to Kill Poison Ivy the Natural Way

Step 1: Boil Vinegar and Salt

The vinegar and salt solution should be heated to almost boiling To dissolve that much salt in the vinegar. I poured the vinegar and the 1/4 cup of salt into a saucepan and heated it on the stovetop. I stirred the solution until I couldn’t see any more salt granules.

Step 2: Mix Solution Together and Add to Spray Bottle

Once the salt was dissolved, I took off the heat and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Then I added the lemon juice and Dawn dish detergent and stirred. After it was thoroughly mixed, I poured it into a large spray bottle.

Step 3: Spray on the Poison Ivy Plant

I started early in the morning and spray the plants very liberally all over the leaves. I tried to avoid the plants around it as much as I could. I repeated that process about 6 times over a two day period.

Result of Poison Ivy Killer Recipe

Here is a photo before and after my 2 day process of my recipe to kill poison ivy the natural way:

Before Solution was used
Wilted poison ivy leaves
After using the solution for 2 days