To make a good potion in Skyrim, you will have to test every ingredient and its effect by consuming it from the inventory menu. Make sure that you have tried every item once or you won’t be able to use it.
Once you know the properties of each ingredient you can simply go to the Alchemy table and create your items/potions. When you get to the table and access it, a list will appear that will show you every possible potion you can make.
The list is dependent on the ingredients you have in your inventory. If you select a name from there then you will be shown the ingredients for making that potion.
Usually, it takes 2 ingredients to create a potion. You can create potions with up to four ingredients but for that you will have to try different ingredients.
Don’t hesitate to try different ingredients, the more properties you know, more options you will have, and more effective your potions will be. You can read our Crafting Guide for more.