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.
Skyrim Potions and Recipes
Ingredient 1 + Ingredient 2 / + Ingredient 3
Health Potion Recipes
Blue Mountain Flower + Butterfly Wing
Giant’s Toe + Hanging Moss
Juniper Berries + Nordic Barnacle
Magicka Potion Recipes
Creep Cluster + Red Mountain Flower
Tundra Cotton + Red Mountain Flower
Garlic + Salt Pie
Stamina Potion Recipes
Pine Thrush Egg + Purple Mountain Flower
Garlic + Lavender
Bee + Mora Tapinella
Resistance Potion Recipes
Fly Amanita + Snowberries
Snowberries + Thistle Branch
Glow Dust + Snowberries
Utility Potion Recipes
Chaurus Eggs + Nirnroot
Chicken’s Egg + Nordic Barnacle
Damage Health (Weak Effect)
Falmer Ear + Imp Stool
Damage Health (Strong Effect)
Falmer Ear + River Betty
Butterfly Wing + Hanging Moss
Canis Root + Imp Stool
Two Effect Potions
Some of these need three ingredients.
Fortifies Heavy Armor & Block, Resists Frost
Briar Heart + Slaughterfish Scales + Thistle Branch
Fortifies One Handed & Sneak & Light Armor
Beehive Husk + Hawk Feathers + Rock Warbler Egg
Fortifies Magicka & Destruction, Restores Magicka
Briar Heart + Ectoplasm + Glowdust
Fortifies Magicka, Regen Magicka , Restore Magicka
Briar Heart + Jazbay Grapes + Moon Sugar
Four – Effect Potions
Regen Magicka, Restore Magicka , Resists Rost and Fire
Fire Salts + Moon Sugar + Snowberries
Regen Health, Fortifies Light Armor, Cures Disease, Invisibility
Hawk Feathers + Luna Moth Wing + Vampire Dust