Salt Pile is an ingredient in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It can be used to make potions at an alchemy lab as part of alchemy. It is also a common ingredient in cooking.


Salt piles are quite common. They can be found in barrels, sacks, and can be bought from many merchants that sell food or alchemy ingredients. Finally, as with many other ingredients, they can be found on Falmer.

  • A good source of Salt Piles are the docks of Riften, where they occur frequently in Fish Barrels.


Salt Pile is also used in cooking. Foods that require a Salt Pile are:

Bonus Recipes with HearthfireEdit

With Hearthfire, more foods will become available for cooking. The ones that require a Salt Pile are the following:

† means that it can only be created if a Homestead has a Kitchen installed.


Main article: Potions (Skyrim)
Weakness to Magic Fortify Restoration Slow Regenerate Magicka

† Multiple effects


With the addition of the Dragonborn add-on, the following Spider Scrolls may be made using salt piles at the Imbuing Chamber:

Salt Piles are also used in crafting Frost Salts, Fire Salts, and Void Salts at the Atronach Forge:

Frost Salts:

Fire Salts:

  • 1 Salt Pile
  • 1 Ruby
  • 1 Soul Gem of any type (filled or empty)

Void Salts:


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