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I want to sell potions, but need to know which potion is the fastest and easiest to create?

What ingredients are needed to create these potions and where can I find them?

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One of the easiest and most useful potions to make is Restore Health. You can make these by the truckload with ingredients around Whiterun. Look for:

  • Wheat - which you can find as large bushels in the farms surrounding Whiterun, as well as some other farm locations in the plains west of Whiterun. These bushels respawn, eventually, although it takes a couple of weeks.
  • Blue Mountain Flower - which is in abundant supply in the non-farm fields around Whiterun, and fairly common across the plains of Skyrim.
  • Butterfly Wing - these can also be found by catching the reddish/orange butterflies that flit about in the fields around Whiterun.

Mix these three things together, and you'll have a Restore Health potion. Don't forget to check the alchemy shops in Whiterun and other major towns, as there's plenty of these low-level ingredients on offer, and once you have some alchemy ranks you can easily profit by crafting them into potions. When shopping, look for Blisterwort as well, although be careful of side effects from various ingredient mixes - which ones are dangerous is left as an exercise to the reader. :)

Now, for profit purposes, you'll want to throw a Giant's Toe into the mix. Giant's Toes boost the potion's profitability by a crazy amount. There's a list of locations in that linked article, or you can just kill giants, if you've got the levels for it.

Put those previous three ingredients together with the Toe, and you'll end up with a worthless potion/poison that has tremendous resale value.

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Thanks for the Giant's Toe mix. – arditoast Jan 3 '13 at 19:07
The other thing you can use is any number of the Skyrim Online/Offline Potion Calculators. I use Skyrim Alchemist on my iPad but is an ok online one. You put in all the ingredients you have on you and it will figure out which potions you can create and how profitable they will be when resold. Sort by profit and you will be on your way. It also helps to grab ANY ingredient you may come across during your travels. – Tapan Zee Jan 3 '13 at 19:20

One easy potion i LOVE to use is... Giants toe + Blue mountain flower + Creep cluster Giants toe + Blue butterfly wing + Blue mountain flower Wheat + Blue mountain flower + Butterfly wing Giants toe + Wheat

So yeah, i hope i helped!

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Hi Bug Z, welcome to Arqade! What makes this potion easily creatable as per the question? Are the materials easier to obtain? Also, What exactly does this potion do? – Robotnik Jun 26 '13 at 5:55

nirnroot+deathbell+nightshade=damage health, I'm pretty sure

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Do you think you can back yourself up? And probably clean up your post? – aytimothy Dec 22 '15 at 7:19

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