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Herbalism Skill Guide

Herbalism Skill in The Sims 4

(Requires The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat)

The Herbalism Skill is only available when you have The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat. You can start with this skill by going on vacation in Granite Falls. You can’t find most of the ingredients anywhere else so you have to collect everything here.

This is a great skill to train in The Sims 4 because it has a lot of benefits for your Sims. My personal favorite is the Elixir of Fertility that will increase the chance of having twins or triplets for pregnant Sims.

Level up your Herbalism Skill

There are 3 ways to level up your Herbalism Skill:

  • Brewing Potions
    These will give the most experience to level up your skill.
  • Identifying Plants
    This will give you little experience.
  • Read a book about Herbalism
    You can buy 3 volumes of Herbalism books at a bookcase or at the Ranger Station (Ranger Station is a small house located in the middle near the large statue)

The herbs will show up as unidentified wild plants. Start by collecting and identifying a lot of plants/herbs so you can brew a large batch of potions after. You will be able to identify all plants when you reach level 5 of the Herbalism Skill.

Collecting ingredients for potions

You need to collect different Plants and different Insects to create the potions. Most Herbs are easy to find but if you need plants you will have to start Gardening. Insects are the hardest ingredients to find. Most will spawn random and some only spawns in specific area’s or at night.

Herbalism Skill Catching Dusk Spirit
Catch the Dusk Spirit at night for the ‘Fungal Infusion Fertilizer’

Herbalism Potions

Create the Herbalism potion at a grill or stove.
 Recipe/PotionIngredients
Insect Repellent Liniment

Insect Repellent Liniment


Prevents Bug bites while collecting insects.
• 2 Basil
• 2 Noxious Elderberry
Sadness Alleviation Lotion

Sadness Alleviation Lotion


Removes Sadness moodlets.
• 2 Elderberry
• 1 Firefly
Deodorizing Cream

Deodorizing Cream


Refills hygiene bar.
Unlock: Level 2 Herbalism Skill
• 1 Elderberry
• 2 Parsley
• 1 Strawberry
Soothing Skin Balm

Soothing Skin Balm


Reduse or cure the effect of Itchy moodlets.
Unlock: Level 3 Herbalism Skill
• 2 Basil
• 2 Chamomile
• 1 Locust
De-Stressing Decoction

De-Stressing Decoction


Removes Tense moodlets.
Unlock: Level 4 Herbalism Skill
• 2 Chamomile
• 2 Muckleberry
• 1 Walking Stick
Tummy Therapy

Tummy Therapy


Removes stomach pain.
Unlock: Level 5 Herbalism Skill
• 2 Huckleberry
• 2 Sage
• 1 Termite
Clear Mind Distillation

Clear Mind Distillation


Gives +2 Focused Moodlet.
Unlock: Level 6 Herbalism Skill
• 2 Huckleberry
• 2 Parsley
• 2 Toxic Chamomile
Fireleaf Extract

Fireleaf Extract


Gives Sims an itch moodlet and they become uncomfortable for a long time.
Unlock: Level 6 Herbalism Skill
• 1 Fire Ant
• 2 Morel Mushroom
• 2 Poison Fireleaf
Natural Herbicide Oil

Natural Herbicide Oil


Prevents plants from getting weeds.
Unlock: Level 7 Herbalism Skill
• 3 Fireleaf
• 1 Stink Bug
• 2 Toxic Chamomile
Energizer Infusion

Energizer Infusion


Gives +2 Energized Moodlet.
Unlock: Level 8 Herbalism Skill
• 1 Dragonfly
• 3 Muckleberry
• 2 Poison Fireleaf
Rage Relieving Salve

Rage Relieving Salve


Removes Angry moodlets.
Unlock: Level 9 Herbalism Skill
• 2 Fireleaf
• 3 Noxious Elderberry
• 1 Rainbow Firefly
• 1 Tomato
Elixir of Fertility

Elixir of Fertility


Increase the chance of having twins or triplets.
Unlock: Level 10 Herbalism Skill
• 1 Blackberry
• 1 Dust Spirit
• 2 False Morel
• 3 Morel Mushroom
Fungal Infusion Fertilizer

Fungal Infusion Fertilizer


A very strong fertilizer.
Unlock: Secret Potion Recipe
• 1 Blackberry
• 1 Dusk Spirit
• 2 False Morel
• 3 Morel Mushroom

Obtain the Secret Recipe

The Secret Recipe can be obtained by becoming good friends with the Hermit found in Hermit’s Mountainside Retreat, the Secret Area in the Granite Falls National Park. After you become good friends with the Hermit you can ask her to ‘Learn Herbalism Recipe‘. You can find this option under friendly interactions. This will get you the Infusion Fertilizer Recipe a very strong fertilizer.

Herbalism Skill Hermit's Secret Recipe
Become Good Friends with the Hermit to get the Secret Recipe

Gardening Collection (Outdoor Retreat)

This Gardening Plant collection is only available in The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat. You can use the Herbs from The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat to create potions with the Herbalism Skill. The herbs will show up as unidentified wild plants in Granite Falls.
 PlantRarityPriceWhere to find
Chamomile

Chamomile


A daisy-like flower commonly used to make herbal remedies.
Common§2Granite Falls National Park
Toxic Chamomile

Toxic Chamomile


Not to be confused with its non-toxic cousin, this toxic flower causes tension when eaten.
Common§3Granite Falls National Park
Elderberry

Elderberry


This royal purple berry has a sweet taste when cooked.
Common§1Granite Falls National Park
Noxious Elderberry

Noxious Elderberry


This pale purple berry is poisonous when uncooked, and slightly less poisonous when cooked.
Common§2Granite Falls National Park
Fireleaf

Fireleaf


This plant gets its name from the dark red tint of its leaves.
Uncommon§3Granite Falls National Park
Poison Fireleaf

Poison Fireleaf


This infamous plant causes increased itchiness the longer you’re exposed to it.
Uncommon§3Granite Falls National Park
Huckleberry

Huckleberry


This tiny berry is commonly used in fruit cobbler and pancakes.
Uncommon§2Granite Falls National Park
Muckleberry

Muckleberry


If you’re looking to keep a clear head, this is not your muckleberry.
Uncommon§2Granite Falls National Park
Morel Mushroom

Morel Mushroom


This edible fungus has a honeycomb-like appearance.
Rare§4Hermit's Mountainside Retreat (secret area)
False Morel Mushroom

False Morel Mushroom


This slightly green mushroom can have an adverse effect on a Sim’s bladder when consumed.
Rare§4Granite Falls National Park

Max Herbalism Skill – Cheat

Of course there is also a cheat to max your Sims Herbalism Skill. Use the Cheat Console by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+C. Input the cheat code testingcheats true first. Use this cheat to max out your skill level. If you don’t want to max your skill level you can change the number 10 with the preferred skill level from 1 to 9.

stats.set_skill_level Major_Herbalism 10

You can visit the Cheat Code page for more skill level cheats.

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4 Comments

  1. I cant find the False mushroom, can someone please tell me where it is? I’ve searched all over the national park and I just cannot find it.

    1. Look around the Hermits house. I found some around there. I found loads in the National Park; maybe you’re mixing them up with regular mushrooms.

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