How To Craft Health Potion (Recipe) in Skyrim

Skyrim is one of the few games that has stayed popular for 10 years. Even though it’s been 10 years, gamers still come back to fight hungry wolves, naughty demigods, and a small civil war.

If a Dragonborn player knows how to make a Restore Health potion, it will be much easier for them to survive in the harsh environment.

Players can get their Health back in many ways, such as with potions, food, items, and spells. All Dragonborns can cast Healing from the start, but it can be slow, put the player in danger, and use up some of the player’s Magicka.

Instead, many players find it helpful to know how to make one of the best Alchemy recipes in Skyrim, Restore Health potions, and which ingredients work best.

Potions are still one of the best ways to heal in Skyrim, even after all this time. With all the new spells and abilities, investing in Alchemy can help any build, while Restoration magic is usually not a good idea, even for casters.

It’s best to level up as little as possible, so that Alchemy becomes a single skill that can cover many skills.

After reading this guide, there were some great basics, but most players want to know how to make the best of the best.

So, sections about the best health potions in the game and “health” potions that can turn into poisons have been added.

Alchemy 101: How To Craft A Restore Health Potion

Alchemy can be hard to understand at first for people who are new to Skyrim. The good news is that the game has a built-in tutorial that shows the player how to do Alchemy.

Restore Health just so happens to be the first potion the player has to make in the game. When you talk to these NPCs, the tutorial will start:

  • Arcadia, the proprietor of Arcadia’s Cauldron in Whiterun
  • Orgnar, the innkeeper of the Sleeping Giant Inn in Riverwood
  • Zaria, the owner of Grave Concoctions in Falkreath
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If you talk to these people and ask if you can use their Alchemy Lab, the tutorial will start. The player will get their first recipe for Restore Health, which is made of Blisterwort and Wheat.

The Dragonborn can buy these things in shops or find them in the wild. Once you have the ingredients, turn on the Alchemy Lab and mix them together. It’s really that easy!

These will be useful, especially for people in survival mode who are trying to stay alive. The best way to heal all of this damage is to rest, but the Dovakhiin can’t do that when monsters keep coming after them.

How To Find The Restore Health Effect

Craft Health Potion

At an Alchemy Lab, two or more ingredients are mixed together to make potions and poisons in Skyrim.

Each ingredient has four effects that can be found by experimenting (when at least two compatible ingredients are combined successfully, the common effect is shown) and by using the ingredients.

When you eat an ingredient, you can see what its main effect is. Players should be careful because this can cause damage and other negative status effects.

Players should also be aware that only the first effect is revealed when consumed, unless they have chosen the “Experimenter” Perk (s).

In that case, they can learn about more than one effect of an ingredient by eating it. This is one of the reasons why Skyrim might be the best game of the decade.

The Ingredients Of A Restore Health Potion

Two things that have the same effect can be mixed together to make a mixture. People who have Restore Health are:

  • Wheat
  • Blue Mountain Flower
  • Blisterwort
  • Butterfly Wing
  • Blue Dartwing
  • Imp Stool
  • Charred Skeever Hide
  • Rock Warbler Egg
  • Swamp Fungal Pod
  • Eye of Sabre Cat
  • Daedra Heart
  • Ash Hopper Jelly
  • Felsaad Tern Feathers
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Watch out for these people if you are going fishing in Skyrim. Many of these things can be found close to lakes and rivers.

Additional Creation Club Content Ingredients

It’s important to remember that some Creation Club content adds more ingredients to the base game.

If the Rare Curios or Saints and Seducers content packs are installed, these optional ingredients can also be used to make a Restore Health Potion:

  • Ambrosia
  • Corkbulb Root
  • Flame Stalk
  • Heart of Order
  • Marshmerrow
  • Saltrice
  • Void Essence

In an Alchemy Lab, you can make a Restore Health potion by putting together any of the listed ingredients.

The Dragonborn can eat it to get back some health points right away, depending on how strong the mixture is.

But it is possible to make Restore Health potions that also hurt the player, so players should pay attention to any extra effects that may be shared between ingredients.

By raising their Alchemy Skill level, choosing Alchemy Perks, and wearing items with the Fortify Alchemy enchantment, players can make potions with more power.

Ingredients and Labs are all over the game, so it’s easy, useful, and highly recommended to become an Alchemy master in Skyrim.

Join the Farming Creation Club if you want to learn how to gather. Many of these important things can be taken right out of the ground at known spots.

The Best Possible Potions

Ingredient 1Ingredient 2Ingredient 3Benefit 1Benefit 2
WheatBlue Mountain FlowerLavenderFortify HealthFortify Conjuration
WheatCharred Skeever HideBear ClawsFortify HealthRestore Stamina
Ash Hopper JellyFelsaad Torn FeathersTundra CottonResist MagicFortify Light Armor

A clever YouTuber has found a way to get three different effects from just a few different combinations. Remember that these benefits are in addition to the healing effect, not in place of it.

Wheat, Charred Skeever Hide, and Bear Claws is the best combination for all classes, though a conjurer will love the first one and anyone who uses light armour could use the last one.

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Combinations To Avoid

Ingredient 1Ingredient 2Poison Effect
Daedra HeartWheatDamage Stamina Regeneration
Daedra HeartBlue DartwingFear
Daedra HeartButterfly WingDamage Magicka
Daedra HeartEye Of Sabre CatDamage Magicka
Butterfly WingEye Of Sabre CatDamage Magicka
Rock Warbler EggBlisterwortDamage Stamina
Swamp Fungal PodImp StoolParalysis
Swamp Fungal PodWheatLingering Damage Magicka

The good news is that all of these combinations are marked as poisons, so the player can’t just eat them by accident.

The bad news is that these combinations will still heal even though they are poisons. That means that the poison will have its effect, like making the enemy scared or hurting their Magicka, but the weapon it is put on will also heal the enemy.

That is obviously a big problem. Depending on the weapon used and how good the Alchemy skill is, this can easily make it so that each hit heals the enemy more than it hurts them. So don’t make any of these poisons.

It is also best not to mix Imp Stool and Blisterwort together. It is a health potion that has no bad side effects, but the potion it makes is weaker than a normal one.

Listen to the beautiful music as you gather ingredients, but don’t let it distract you so much that you make a bad potion by accident.

Useful Perks For Better Health Potions

Skyrim has a lot of bonuses that help players get better at what they do. If the Dragonborn is serious about Alchemy, it is just as important to make sure that each potion is made perfectly.

Players with the Alchemist class should get these Perks as soon as they can.

  • Alchemist (5 Ranks) – Brewed potions and poisons become 20%40%60%80%, and finally Twice as strong with each successive rank
  • Physician – Brewed Restore Health, Stamina, and Magicka potions become 25% more powerful
  • Benefactor – Potions mixed with beneficial effects have an additional 25% greater magnitude
  • Experimenter (3 Ranks) – Each successive rank reveals an additional effect when an ingredient is consumed
  • Purity – All negative effects are removed from crafted potions

Some pieces of jewellery and armour can also help you make potions that heal your health. Players can, of course, make their own clothes and give them magic.

But these three ready-made Fortify Alchemy items are also useful at the brewing station:

  • Muiri’s Ring
  • Ring of Pure Mixtures
  • Krosis

Skyrim came out on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 11, 2011.[source]