Fallout 76: How to Craft Healing Salve

Healing Salve is a great option when you've run low on Stimpaks.

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Sometimes you just don’t want to use a Stimpak in Fallout 76. You’re not at 100% health, but you’re not low enough to waste the resource. Thankfully, there are Healing Salves that can remedy the situation. Crafted from harvestable ingredients in the various regions, it can help your Stimpak stash stay intact while topping off your health. Here’s how to get the regional recipes and craft healing salve in Fallout 76.

How to Craft Healing Salve in Fallout 76

Just like Disease Cure, Healing Salve has a specific recipe for each region in Appalachia. The ingredients come from that region, though there will be some overlap between the variants. Healing Salve can be made at any Chemistry Workbench or Cooking station.

You’ll start the game with Healing Salve (The Forest) already known, but the rest of the regions you’ll need to find the recipe for. These can be obtained by doing daily quests and events in the region, as well as through mutated packs and mirror container drops. If you’re lucky, you may find them from other player’s shops.

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If you’re like me, I like to have a large supply of salve on hand at all times. It’s easy to top off my health while traveling and sells for more compared to Diluted Stimpaks, which gives me wiggle room with vendors if I really need to buy something but am a little short on caps. With that said, I keep the Green Thumb perk equipped to give me double harvests while wandering the Wasteland.

I also like to have Chemist Perk equipped when working creating things at the Chemistry Workbench. It’ll give you double the amount of crafted Chems, including Healing Salve. It’s an Intelligence Perk and only costs one skill point to equip, but provides a hefty bonus. If you want to take a chance you can also equip the Super Duper perk, which increases the chance of getting more crafted items by 30% when the card is rank three.

The Forest Healing Salve

You’ll need the following to make Healing Salve (The Forest):

  • 1 Boiled Water
  • 1 Bloodleaf
  • 1 Soot Flower
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Ash Heap Healing Salve

Along with the above mentioned methods of obtaining this recipe, it may drop from the quests Personal Matters and Earth Movers.

To create Healing Salve (Ash Heap) you have to gather:

  • 1 Boiled Water
  • 1 Ash Rose
  • 1 Soot Flower

Cranberry Bog Healing Salve

Healing Salve (Cranberry Bog) requires:

  • 1 Boiled Water
  • 1 Cranberries
  • 1 Digested Good
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The Mire Healing Salve

To craft Healing Salve (The Mire) you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 1 Boiled Water
  • 1 Glowing Fungus
  • 1 Strangler Pod

Savage Divide Healing Salve

The Healing Salve (Savage Divide) recipe must have the following to be made:

  • 1 Boiled Water
  • 1 Firecracker Berry
  • 1 Glowing Resin

Toxic Valley Healing Salve

Creating the Healing Salve (Toxic Valley) variation requires:

  • 1 Boiled Water
  • 1 Bloodleaf
  • 1 Thistle

That’s how to make each regional version of the Healing Salve in Fallout 76. Your finished product will grant you a 4% HP heal for five seconds as well as heal crippled limbs. For other crafting guides, such as how to make Disease Cure, or how to get Pumpkin Pie, check out our full Fallout 76 guides vault. We also have various item location guides for flora and fauna of Appalachia, an extensive Cryptid guide, Minerva’s location every week, etc.

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