My son taught me something this weekend... I thought I'd share. You guys may already know this but it really surprised me.
When creating potions, you are presented with a list of your ingredients separated by categories. These might read something like restore health or damage magicka.
My approach had always been to take two-three ingredients from one category and then create a potion. I thought if I did this enough, I would learn more and discover more properties but dang that was going slow.
What I didn't realize was that I could take two or three ingredients from different categories and try to combine them. In doing so, I can discover lots of properties and get many more options!
All of a sudden, I was leveling up pretty fast, creating potions I didn't think I could, etc. I combine 2 random ingredients... BAM, invisibility! Two more random ingredients, BAM, underwater breathing. Effects of the ingredients are reveling themselves left and right. It was really cool. Money!
Like I said, y'all probably knew this but I didn't and wanted to share just in case.