Calculator:Herblore/Efficient Profit

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This calculator shows profit/losses from training the Herblore skill efficiently. This calculator assumes that you are making potions from grimy herbs, using a Portable well, have the Scroll of cleansing, and are decanting into Potion flasks. These numbers are estimates based on the likelihood of the effects of the portable well and the scroll of cleansing, but they are quite reliable. Untradeable potions and potions requiring untradeable ingredients are omitted as this guide/calculator is designed for bulk training with concern for profit.


Reasoning:[edit source]

Grimy herbs: Grimy herbs are frequently cheaper than their clean alternatives and the experience from cleaning them is not negligible, as opposed to making unfinished potions. If profit/expenditure is your main concern, cleaning your own herbs and making your own unfinished potions is worth the time.

Portable well: The portable well boosts Herblore experience by 10% and gives a 5% chance of making an extra potion (10% with Brooch of the Gods). This 5% is applied when making unfinished potions and again when finishing potions with secondary ingredients. Portable wells are frequently hosted at the Lumbridge Market, which you can use at no cost to you, though it is nice to help out the community by deploying some portable wells that you have purchased or received from Treasure Hunter.

Modified botanist's mask: This provides a 5% chance of duplicate potions.

Factory outfit: This provides a 10% chance of creating 4-dose potions.

Botanist's amulet: This provides an additional 5% chance of creating 4-dose potions.

Scroll of cleansing: The scroll of cleansing can be purchased from rewards trader in Daemonheim for 20,000 Dungeoneering tokens. The scroll gives a 12.5% chance that a potion will be created twice as fast as usual. The scroll also gives a 10% chance of salvaging a herb added to a vial of water and salvaging a secondary ingredient when added to an unfinished potion.

Decanting to potion flasks: Decanting to flasks does not always increase profit. To see if decanting is profitable, check the Calculator:Herblore/Flask decanting page. However, decanting to flasks can be done for free, in bulk (noted items), and almost instantly with the help of Teplin Macagan after completion of As a First Resort. Because this can be done so quickly, can be immensely profitable, and if profit is your motive, I highly suggest only making potions which are profitable to decant. Note that the Grand Exchange limits players to buying 1,000 potion flasks per 4 hours. This means that a maximum of 6,000 flasks can be purchased during 1 day under optimal circumstances.

All of these boosts should net on average 1476 3-dose potions.

Process (standard potions):[edit source]

The following is the process to replicate (as close as possible) the optimal calculations shown in the below table. Buying 1,000 herbs was used as a way to calculate more accurate averages for the sake of representation. With smaller sample sizes, results will vary more widely, but over time will average out to the calculations shown in the below table.

1. Buy 1,000 grimy variants of the herb for your selected potion. Herbs can be slower to purchase at GE market prices, but the more profitable potions can still turn a significant profit even while buying herbs at higher-than-market price.

2. Clean your grimy herbs. This is done fastest by using the Herblore cape perk from the action bar with a bank preset.

3. Find a world where a portable well is being hosted. This information can be found by searching for 'portable locations' in the RuneScape forums.

4. Add your herbs to vials of water using the portable well. By adding 1,000 herbs to vials of water, you will yield (on average) 1100 unfinished potions due to the effect of the portable well with the Brooch of the Gods. Due to the effect of the scroll of cleansing, you will have saved (on average) 100 herbs. By adding those 100 herbs to vials of water, you will yield (on average) 105 unfinished potions and saved (on average) 10 herbs. By adding those 10 herbs to vials of water, you will yield (on average) 10 unfinished potions and saved (on average) 1 herb. This herb (on average) will make 1 unfinished potion and will not be saved. This process will yield in total, and of course on average, 1,166 unfinished potions and use 1,111 vials of water.

5. Due to the 10% chance to save secondary ingredients, your 1,166 unfinished potions will require (on average) 1,060 secondary ingredients. (1,060 * 1.1 = 1,166) Buy a little more than this amount (to avoid having to go back to the Grand exchange) and add them to your unfinished potions at the portable well. The 5% chance to make an extra potion will be applied again over this process at the portable well. This will yield (on average) 1,224 finished 3-dose potions.

6. Buy 500 (half the amount of your 3-dose potions rounded down) Potion flasks at the Grand exchange. Bring your noted potion flasks and noted 3-dose potions to Teplin Macagan and have him decant your potions into your flasks. Sell these flasks at the grand exchange. It may take some time for your flasks to sell at market prices, but again the more profitable potions may still turn a significant profit even selling at a little lower than market price.


Potion Level
Req.
XP Cost of Initial Ingredients Cost of 1000
Secondary Ingredients
Total Cost
of 1000 Potions
Price of
1000 Potions
Profit/Loss Per
Herb Purchased
(no flasks)
Cost of 500
Potion Flasks
Total Cost Price of 500
Full Flasks
Profit/Loss Per
Herb Purchased
Total
Profit/Loss
Profit/Loss
per xp
Attack potion (3).png Attack potion 1 25 Grimy guam.png 1000 X Grimy guam 345,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 407,000
Eye of newt.png 1000 X Eye of newt
14,000
421,000 Attack potion (3).png 1000 X Attack potion (3)
527,000
106 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
8,755,000 Attack flask (6).png 500 X Attack flask (6)
3,955,000
−4,800 −4,800,000 −192
Ranging potion (3).png Ranging potion 3 30 Grimy guam.png 1000 X Grimy guam 345,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 407,000
Redberries.png 1000 X Redberries
786,000
1,193,000 Ranging potion (3).png 1000 X Ranging potion (3)
1,498,000
305 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,527,000 Ranging flask (6).png 500 X Ranging flask (6)
7,106,000
−2,421 −2,421,000 −80.7
Magic potion (3).png Magic potion 5 35 Grimy tarromin.png 1000 X Grimy tarromin 250,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 312,000
Yellow bead.png 1000 X Yellow bead
814,000
1,126,000 Magic potion (3).png 1000 X Magic potion (3)
1,838,000
712 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,460,000 Magic flask (6).png 500 X Magic flask (6)
5,977,000
−3,483 −3,483,000 −99.51
Strength potion (3).png Strength potion 7 4 Grimy tarromin.png 1000 X Grimy tarromin 250,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 312,000
Limpwurt root.png 1000 X Limpwurt root
272,000
584,000 Strength potion (3).png 1000 X Strength potion (3)
593,000
9 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
8,918,000 Strength flask (6).png 500 X Strength flask (6)
5,024,500
−3,893.5 −3,893,500 −973.37
Defence potion (3).png Defence potion 9 45 Grimy marrentill.png 1000 X Grimy marrentill 805,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 867,000
Bear fur.png 1000 X Bear fur
1,554,000
2,421,000 Defence potion (3).png 1000 X Defence potion (3)
3,574,000
1,153 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
10,755,000 Defence flask (6).png 500 X Defence flask (6)
7,668,500
−3,086.5 −3,086,500 −68.59
Antipoison (3).png Antipoison 13 50 Grimy marrentill.png 1000 X Grimy marrentill 805,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 867,000
Unicorn horn dust.png 1000 X Unicorn horn dust
1,522,000
2,389,000 Antipoison (3).png 1000 X Antipoison (3)
169,000
−2,220 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
10,723,000 Antipoison flask (6).png 500 X Antipoison flask (6)
11,519,500
796.5 796,500 15.93
Guthix rest (3).png Guthix rest 18 59.5 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 724,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 786,000
Clean marrentill.png 1000 X Clean marrentill
1,060,000
1,846,000 Guthix rest (3).png 1000 X Guthix rest (3)
2,468,000
622 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
10,180,000 Guthix rest flask (6).png 500 X Guthix rest flask (6)
16,194,500
6,014.5 6,014,500 101.08
Restore potion (3).png Restore potion 22 62.5 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 724,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 786,000
Red spiders' eggs.png 1000 X Red spiders' eggs
139,000
925,000 Restore potion (3).png 1000 X Restore potion (3)
177,000
−748 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,259,000 Restore flask (6).png 500 X Restore flask (6)
8,687,500
−571.5 −571,500 −9.14
Energy potion (3).png Energy potion 26 67.5 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 724,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 786,000
Chocolate dust.png 1000 X Chocolate dust
676,000
1,462,000 Energy potion (3).png 1000 X Energy potion (3)
495,000
−967 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,796,000 Energy flask (6).png 500 X Energy flask (6)
7,687,500
−2,108.5 −2,108,500 −31.24
Agility potion (3).png Agility potion 34 80 Grimy toadflax.png 1000 X Grimy toadflax 3,566,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 3,628,000
Toad's legs.png 1000 X Toad's legs
2,074,000
5,702,000 Agility potion (3).png 1000 X Agility potion (3)
279,000
−5,423 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
14,036,000 Agility flask (6).png 500 X Agility flask (6)
6,541,500
−7,494.5 −7,494,500 −93.68
Combat potion (3).png Combat potion 36 84 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 724,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 786,000
Goat horn dust.png 1000 X Goat horn dust
634,000
1,420,000 Combat potion (3).png 1000 X Combat potion (3)
421,000
−999 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,754,000 Combat flask (6).png 500 X Combat flask (6)
7,743,500
−2,010.5 −2,010,500 −23.93
Prayer potion (3).png Prayer potion 38 87.5 Grimy ranarr.png 1000 X Grimy ranarr 4,046,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 4,108,000
Snape grass.png 1000 X Snape grass
450,000
4,558,000 Prayer potion (3).png 1000 X Prayer potion (3)
6,267,000
1,709 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
12,892,000 Prayer flask (6).png 500 X Prayer flask (6)
13,905,500
1,013.5 1,013,500 11.58
Summoning potion (3).png Summoning potion 40 92 Grimy spirit weed.png 1000 X Grimy spirit weed 2,523,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 2,585,000
Cockatrice egg.png 1000 X Cockatrice egg
145,000
2,730,000 Summoning potion (3).png 1000 X Summoning potion (3)
8,069,000
5,339 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
11,064,000 Summoning flask (6).png 500 X Summoning flask (6)
16,271,000
5,207 5,207,000 56.6
Divination potion (3).png Divination potion 43 97.5 Grimy spirit weed.png 1000 X Grimy spirit weed 2,523,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 2,585,000
Rabbit foot.png 1000 X Rabbit foot
19,783,000
22,368,000 Divination potion (3).png 1000 X Divination potion (3)
26,262,000
3,894 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
30,702,000 Divination flask (6).png 500 X Divination flask (6)
4,246,500
−26,455.5 −26,455,500 −271.34
Super attack (3).png Super attack 45 100 Grimy irit.png 1000 X Grimy irit 619,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 681,000
Eye of newt.png 1000 X Eye of newt
14,000
695,000 Super attack (3).png 1000 X Super attack (3)
2,174,000
1,479 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,029,000 Super attack flask (6).png 500 X Super attack flask (6)
10,586,000
1,557 1,557,000 15.57
Super antipoison (3).png Super antipoison 48 106.3 Grimy irit.png 1000 X Grimy irit 619,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 681,000
Unicorn horn dust.png 1000 X Unicorn horn dust
1,522,000
2,203,000 Super antipoison (3).png 1000 X Super antipoison (3)
4,938,000
2,735 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
10,537,000 Super antipoison flask (6).png 500 X Super antipoison flask (6)
14,021,500
3,484.5 3,484,500 32.78
Fishing potion (3).png Fishing potion 50 112.5 Grimy avantoe.png 1000 X Grimy avantoe 1,071,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 1,133,000
Snape grass.png 1000 X Snape grass
450,000
1,583,000 Fishing potion (3).png 1000 X Fishing potion (3)
627,000
−956 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,917,000 Fishing flask (6).png 500 X Fishing flask (6)
4,485,000
−5,432 −5,432,000 −48.28
Super energy (3).png Super energy 52 117.5 Grimy avantoe.png 1000 X Grimy avantoe 1,071,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 1,133,000
Mort myre fungus.png 1000 X Mort myre fungus
1,029,000
2,162,000 Super energy (3).png 1000 X Super energy (3)
5,686,000
3,524 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
10,496,000 Super energy flask (6).png 500 X Super energy flask (6)
13,746,000
3,250 3,250,000 27.66
Hunter potion (3).png Hunter potion 53 120 Grimy avantoe.png 1000 X Grimy avantoe 1,071,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 1,133,000
Kebbit teeth dust.png 1000 X Kebbit teeth dust
17,887,000
19,020,000 Hunter potion (3).png 1000 X Hunter potion (3)
18,992,000
−28 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
27,354,000 Hunter flask (6).png 500 X Hunter flask (6)
18,157,500
−9,196.5 −9,196,500 −76.64
Runecrafting potion (3).png Runecrafting potion 54 122.5 Grimy wergali.png 1000 X Grimy wergali 4,466,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 4,528,000
Fallfaced wool.png 1000 X Fallfaced wool
3,181,000
7,709,000 Runecrafting potion (3).png 1000 X Runecrafting potion (3)
13,072,000
5,363 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
16,043,000 Runecrafting flask (6).png 500 X Runecrafting flask (6)
2,309,000
−13,734 −13,734,000 −112.11
Cooking potion (3).png Cooking potion 55 125 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 724,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 786,000
Swordfish.png 1000 X Swordfish
156,000
942,000 Cooking potion (3).png 1000 X Cooking potion (3)
2,055,000
1,113 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,276,000 Cooking flask (6).png 500 X Cooking flask (6)
1,971,500
−7,304.5 −7,304,500 −58.44
Super strength (3).png Super strength 55 125 Grimy kwuarm.png 1000 X Grimy kwuarm 2,483,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 2,545,000
Limpwurt root.png 1000 X Limpwurt root
272,000
2,817,000 Super strength (3).png 1000 X Super strength (3)
6,002,000
3,185 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
11,151,000 Super strength flask (6).png 500 X Super strength flask (6)
10,938,000
−213 −213,000 −1.7
Fletching potion (3).png Fletching potion 58 132 Grimy wergali.png 1000 X Grimy wergali 4,466,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 4,528,000
Wimpy feather.png 1000 X Wimpy feather
260,000
4,788,000 Fletching potion (3).png 1000 X Fletching potion (3)
464,000
−4,324 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
13,122,000 Fletching flask (6).png 500 X Fletching flask (6)
5,470,000
−7,652 −7,652,000 −57.97
Weapon poison (3).png Weapon poison 60 137.5 Grimy kwuarm.png 1000 X Grimy kwuarm 2,483,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 2,545,000
Dragon scale dust.png 1000 X Dragon scale dust
873,000
3,418,000 Weapon poison (3).png 1000 X Weapon poison (3)
1,457,000
−1,961 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
11,752,000 Weapon poison flask (6).png 500 X Weapon poison flask (6)
4,390,000
−7,362 −7,362,000 −53.54
Super restore (3).png Super restore 63 142.5 Grimy snapdragon.png 1000 X Grimy snapdragon 1,325,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 1,387,000
Red spiders' eggs.png 1000 X Red spiders' eggs
139,000
1,526,000 Super restore (3).png 1000 X Super restore (3)
2,756,000
1,230 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,860,000 Super restore flask (6).png 500 X Super restore flask (6)
12,252,000
2,392 2,392,000 16.79
Super defence (3).png Super defence 66 150 Grimy cadantine.png 1000 X Grimy cadantine 1,791,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 1,853,000
White berries.png 1000 X White berries
5,837,000
7,690,000 Super defence (3).png 1000 X Super defence (3)
10,574,000
2,884 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
16,024,000 Super defence flask (6).png 500 X Super defence flask (6)
13,727,000
−2,297 −2,297,000 −15.31
Antipoison+ (3).png Antipoison+ 68 155 Grimy toadflax.png 1000 X Grimy toadflax 3,566,000
Coconut milk.png 1000 X Coconut milk 9,644,000
Total cost: 13,210,000
Yew roots.png 1000 X Yew roots
2,167,000
15,377,000 Antipoison+ (3).png 1000 X Antipoison+ (3)
4,515,000
−10,862 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
23,711,000 Antipoison+ flask (6).png 500 X Antipoison+ flask (6)
23,089,500
−621.5 −621,500 −4.01
Antifire (3).png Antifire 69 157.5 Grimy lantadyme.png 1000 X Grimy lantadyme 4,530,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 4,592,000
Dragon scale dust.png 1000 X Dragon scale dust
873,000
5,465,000 Antifire (3).png 1000 X Antifire (3)
6,922,000
1,457 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
13,799,000 Antifire flask (6).png 500 X Antifire flask (6)
13,277,000
−522 −522,000 −3.31
Super ranging potion (3).png Super ranging potion 72 162.5 Grimy dwarf weed.png 1000 X Grimy dwarf weed 5,976,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 6,038,000
Wine of Zamorak.png 1000 X Wine of Zamorak
1,051,000
7,089,000 Super ranging potion (3).png 1000 X Super ranging potion (3)
7,753,000
664 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
15,423,000 Super ranging flask (6).png 500 X Super ranging flask (6)
17,396,500
1,973.5 1,973,500 12.14
Super magic potion (3).png Super magic potion 76 172.5 Grimy lantadyme.png 1000 X Grimy lantadyme 4,530,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 4,592,000
Potato cactus.png 1000 X Potato cactus
843,000
5,435,000 Super magic potion (3).png 1000 X Super magic potion (3)
6,463,000
1,028 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
13,769,000 Super magic flask (6).png 500 X Super magic flask (6)
15,893,000
2,124 2,124,000 12.31
Invention potion (3).png Invention potion 77 175 Grimy snapdragon.png 1000 X Grimy snapdragon 1,325,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 1,387,000
Chinchompa residue.png 1000 X Chinchompa residue
101,000
1,488,000 Invention potion (3).png 1000 X Invention potion (3)
1,419,000
−69 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
9,822,000 Invention flask (6).png 500 X Invention flask (6)
3,535,000
−6,287 −6,287,000 −35.93
Zamorak brew (3).png Zamorak brew 78 175 Grimy torstol.png 1000 X Grimy torstol 3,881,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 3,943,000
Jangerberries.png 1000 X Jangerberries
1,118,000
5,061,000 Zamorak brew (3).png 1000 X Zamorak brew (3)
1,161,000
−3,900 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
13,395,000 Zamorak brew flask (6).png 500 X Zamorak brew flask (6)
6,662,500
−6,732.5 −6,732,500 −38.47
Antipoison++ (3).png Antipoison++ 79 177.5 Grimy irit.png 1000 X Grimy irit 619,000
Coconut milk.png 1000 X Coconut milk 9,644,000
Total cost: 10,263,000
Magic roots.png 1000 X Magic roots
8,732,000
18,995,000 Antipoison++ (3).png 1000 X Antipoison++ (3)
2,422,000
−16,573 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
27,329,000 Antipoison++ flask (6).png 500 X Antipoison++ flask (6)
10,346,000
−16,983 −16,983,000 −95.68
Saradomin brew (3).png Saradomin brew 81 180 Grimy toadflax.png 1000 X Grimy toadflax 3,566,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 3,628,000
Crushed nest.png 1000 X Crushed nest
165,000
3,793,000 Saradomin brew (3).png 1000 X Saradomin brew (3)
4,844,000
1,051 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
12,127,000 Saradomin brew flask (6).png 500 X Saradomin brew flask (6)
13,783,000
1,656 1,656,000 9.2
Aggression potion (3).png Aggression potion 82 185 Grimy bloodweed.png 1000 X Grimy bloodweed 14,833,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 14,895,000
Searing ashes.png 1000 X Searing ashes
63,053,000
77,948,000 Aggression potion (3).png 1000 X Aggression potion (3)
64,700,000
−13,248 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
86,282,000 Aggression flask (6).png 500 X Aggression flask (6)
76,730,500
−9,551.5 −9,551,500 −51.63
Prayer renewal (3).png Prayer renewal 94 190 Grimy fellstalk.png 1000 X Grimy fellstalk 3,181,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 3,243,000
Morchella mushroom.png 1000 X Morchella mushroom
9,480,000
12,723,000 Prayer renewal (3).png 1000 X Prayer renewal (3)
13,979,000
1,256 Potion flask.png 500 X Potion flask
8,334,000
21,057,000 Prayer renewal flask (6).png 500 X Prayer renewal flask (6)
20,314,500
−742.5 −742,500 −3.91

Process (potions made from other potions):[edit source]

Some potions such as Super Guthix rest and Super Zamorak brew are made by adding additional ingredients to a complete potion. This changes the calculations slightly, so this type of potion is in a separate table. This guide/table assumes that you are making the initial potion from scratch.

1. Make the initial potions just as described in the first process, but do not decant the potions into flasks. This will leave you with (on average) 1,224 complete potions.

2. Due to the 10% chance to save secondary ingredients, your 1,224 potions will require (on average) 1,114 tertiary ingredients. (1,113.72 * 1.1 ≈ 1,224) Buy a little more than this amount (to avoid having to go back to the Grand exchange) and add them to your potions at the portable well. The 5% chance to make an extra potion will be applied again over this process at the portable well. This will yield (on average) 1,285 finished 3-dose potions.

3. Buy 642 (half the amount of your 3-dose potions rounded down) Potion flasks at the Grand exchange. Bring your noted potion flasks and noted 3-dose potions to Teplin Macagan and have him decant your potions into your flasks. Sell these flasks at the grand exchange. It may take some time for your flasks to sell at market prices, but again the more profitable potions may still turn a significant profit even selling at a little lower than market price.

Potion Level
Req.
XP Cost of Initial Ingredients Cost of 1000
Secondary Ingredients
Cost of 1000
Tertiary Ingredients
Cost of 642
Potion Flasks
Total Cost Price of 1000
Full Flasks
Profit/Loss Per
Herb Purchased
Guthix balance (3).png Guthix balance 22 50 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 724,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 786,000
Red spiders' eggs.png 1000 X Red spiders' eggs
139,000
Garlic.png 1114 X Garlic 366,506
Silver dust.png 1114 X Silver dust 4,012,628
Total cost: 4,379,134
Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
10,700,856
16,004,990 Guthix balance flask (6).png 642 X Guthix balance flask (6)
19,882,098
3,877.11
Super hunter (3).png Super hunter 64 145 Grimy avantoe.png 1000 X Grimy avantoe 1,071,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 1,133,000
Kebbit teeth dust.png 1000 X Kebbit teeth dust
17,887,000
Rabbit teeth.png 1114 X Rabbit teeth 137,022 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
10,700,856
29,857,878 Super hunter flask (6).png 642 X Super hunter flask (6)
26,438,844
−3,419.03
Super divination (3).png Super divination 70 160 Grimy spirit weed.png 1000 X Grimy spirit weed 2,523,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 2,585,000
Rabbit foot.png 1000 X Rabbit foot
19,783,000
Zygomite fruit.png 1114 X Zygomite fruit 477,906 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
10,700,856
33,546,762 Super divination flask (6).png 642 X Super divination flask (6)
34,862,526
1,315.76
Super runecrafting (3).png Super runecrafting 75 170 Grimy wergali.png 1000 X Grimy wergali 4,466,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 4,528,000
Fallfaced wool.png 1000 X Fallfaced wool
3,181,000
Yak milk.png 1114 X Yak milk 145,247,776 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
10,700,856
163,657,632 Super runecrafting flask (6).png 642 X Super runecrafting flask (6)
98,308,176
−65,349.46
Super invention (3).png Super invention 87 220 Grimy snapdragon.png 1000 X Grimy snapdragon 1,325,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 1,387,000
Chinchompa residue.png 1000 X Chinchompa residue
101,000
Spider fangs.png 1114 X Spider fangs 336,428 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
10,700,856
12,525,284 Super invention flask (6).png 642 X Super invention flask (6)
11,649,090
−876.19


Super Saradomin brew (3).png Super Saradomin brew 93 180 Grimy toadflax.png 1000 X Grimy toadflax 3,566,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 3,628,000
Crushed nest.png 1000 X Crushed nest
165,000
Wine of Saradomin.png 1000 X Wine of Saradomin 64,255,520 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
10,700,856
78,749,376 Super Saradomin brew flask (6).png 642 X Super Saradomin brew flask (6)
80,594,754
1,845.38
Super Zamorak brew (3).png Super Zamorak brew 93 180 Grimy torstol.png 1000 X Grimy torstol 3,881,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 3,943,000
Jangerberries.png 1000 X Jangerberries
1,118,000
Wine of Zamorak.png 1114 X Wine of Zamorak 1,170,814 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
10,700,856
16,932,670 Super Zamorak brew flask (6).png 642 X Super Zamorak brew flask (6)
13,852,434
−3,080.24
Super Guthix rest (3).png Super Guthix rest 93 59.5 Grimy harralander.png 1000 X Grimy harralander 724,000
Vial of water.png 1000 X Vial of water 62,000
Total cost: 786,000
Clean marrentill.png 1000 X Clean marrentill
1,060,000
Wine of Guthix.png 1114 X Wine of Guthix 3,365,394 Potion flask.png 642 X Potion flask
10,700,856
15,912,250 Super Guthix brew flask (6).png 642 X Super Guthix brew flask (6)
32,654,046
16,741.8

Conclusion:[edit source]

Making the flasks in the bottom table is generally not worth it if your interest is profit. The only exception is the Super Guthix rest, which can be solid money and decent experience. If your goal is to maximize experience without losing any money, it's generally best to sort the top table by XP in descending order and pick the first potion that you can make that yields a profit. It may be that there is a higher experience, profitable potion for you if you don't decant to flasks so be sure to check out other methods!