Show us your health and beauty home remedies to win a Kindle Paperwhite and other prizes.

Humans have dealt with mild maladies since the first cavebaby got diaper rash. Rather than nip on down to the local druggist, your ancestors had to salve the problem with what they had on hand.

Judges are looking for well-photographed home remedies, so document your DIY cures and treatments that address one or more of the following symptoms - or something similar!

Burns, bee stings, bug bites, headaches, insomnia, puffy eyes, varicose veins, acne, backne, sore muscles, sore joints, skin tags, eczema, halitosis, cough, allergies, motion sickness, oil skin, bunions, blisters, hot flashes, lethargy, nausea, gas, toothache, cramps, sniffles, bloating, teething pain, bruises, lice, scrapes, dry sinuses, hemorrhoids, damaged hair, infrequent urination, rhinoceros elbows, sore throat, ingrown hair, hangnails, hiccups, eye-twitches, urinary tract infections, and unwanted hair. (It should go without saying but we’re legally obligated to say it: these projects are not a replacement for actual medical care. Consult your physician, do your research, and be smart.)

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), September 30, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, November 25, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Home Remedies Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

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Runner Up Prize (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Sep 30, 2013 and Nov 25, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Home Remedies Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.