How To: Naturally Destroy Nasty Weeds & Pesky Bugs!

Who loves weeds??? I’ll tell ya’ who…. NOBODY!!!! Especially when they are in your sand box! This can be no fun at all, for you or your little ones. 🙁

But don’t fret!!! With just two simple ingredients you can easily prevent weeds from coming back, keep pesky critters out, and… your sand box will smell amazing too!!!
Sand Box Cleanup

So what are these two special ingredients, I’ll bet you are wondering…. Salt & Cinnamon!!! Ta-da!!! Yes, it’s that simple! A very wise friend once told me, that salt will dehydrate and exterminate your weeds, and that cinnamon will keep the bugs out!


My little one’s sand box is about 36 square feet, so I used 5 scoops of salt and 2 scoops of cinnamon! (And yes, my scoops are sand shovels!!) 😀

All Clean!

Mix the sand, salt and cinnamon altogether and viola — All Clean!! 🙂


9 thoughts on “How To: Naturally Destroy Nasty Weeds & Pesky Bugs!

    • You’re totally right Roz! You definitely have to be mindful of where you are applying the salt, and definitely don’t put it in your garden! 🙂

    • Hi Heather! This actually lasted until the next season! I really only had to pluck out a few long pieces of grass that grew up around the edges, but other than that, it was still good! 🙂

  1. This is great! I am going to try it around our steps out back. If I was careful not to get the salt on any of my flowers, could I put it in my flower bed? I just spent 6 hours weeding on Saturday and it was awful!

    • NOOO! Do not Salt the earth anywhere near where you want stuff to grow. Salt will wash into neighboring areas when it rains (or snows and remains in the soil and ground water.

    • Hi Susanne! Thanks so much!! 🙂
      I wouldn’t recommend using salt in your flowerbeds, since the salt could leech into your soil and affect the quality of it… But the salt does work great for keeping weeds out of places like cracks in your sidewalk, driveway and patio stones! 🙂

  2. Salt from roadways in the states that get icy roads is actually becoming a problem for our lakes. I fully realize that any that we would use on the cracks in the sidewalk or in sandboxes is a relatively small amount, but it does kill plants, any kind, anywhere, if in high enough concentration. Just keep that in mind if you choose to use it.

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