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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Potion Brewing


This is a time limited hobby, if you complete in 7 days you unlock the Wizard Costume Pack for your sims!

 Who can be a potion brewer?

Adult or teen

How can you be a potion brewer?

You need to complete the saved by the spell quest then buy a potion brewing cauldron from the sorcerous supplies store or promotions r us

Where can you be a potion brewer?

At home

What are the potion brewer options?

  • Brew Invisibility Potion- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Brew Growth Potion- 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Brew Youth Potion- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Brew Levitation Potion- 5 hours 30 minutes

The first time you complete this hobby you need to find all 3 different potions for each option before you can unlock the next, so you need to find all 3 invisibility potions before you can brew growth potion.

What potion brewing levels are there?

  1. Snake Oil Sire
  2. Tonic Brewer
  3. Aromatherapist
  4. Pot Stirrer
  5. Alchemist Assistant
  6. Potion Master

What potions are there to collect?

What do you win?

The first time you have 7 days to complete to unlock the wizard costume pack for toddlers, preteens, teens and adults


If you don’t complete in time you still unlock the wizards furniture pack!

These items can be found in the sorcerous supplies store once you have completed this hobby for the first time:

  • Water Barrel- S500
  • Purple Tapestry- S750
  • Long Tapestry- S2,000
  • Red Tapestry- S7,500
  • Cottage Oven- S1,500
  • Cottage Countertop- S3,500
  • Cottage Wall Bench- S3,500
  • Cottage Sink- S4,000
  • Cottage Corner- S3,500
  • Cottage Wall Corner- S4,000
  • Luminos- S800
  • Cottage Coffeetable- S2,000
  • Cottage Partition- S2,500
  • Cottage Sundial- S3,500
  • Potion Stand- 1LP

Complete the collection 3 more times to receive more magical based items for your homes:

The wishing well can be found in the sorcerous supplies store or the outdoor decorations section of buy mode for 10LPs

The cottage door can be found in the sorcerous supplies store or the doors section of buy mode for S2,500 and the cottage window can be found in the sorcerous supplies store or the windows section of buy mode for S2,500

The rugs are available in two colours and different sizes and can be found in the sorcerous supplies store or the rugs section of buy mode for S15,000, S10,000 or S7,500

The green rugs are the same size as the red rugs shown in the picture above

Further times you complete this hobby you will receive 3LPs

 I can’t find one of the potions, any tips?

The only advice I can really give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random.

Is it worth using the lucky spin?

I would say no, it doesn’t give you one that you need it just gives you one at random so really it is probably just a waste of LPs

How do I start the collection again?

Once you have finished the collection you can click start a new collection at the top of the list to start over.

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

I hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!



Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 22 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

55 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Potion Brewing

  1. Arrrggggg. I only JUST finished the infant and toddler hobbies for all the outfits about a week ago. I’m on my fourth set of sims trying to finish off the last two makeup designs at the mall. Oh well, this one is only three sets at least.

  2. I don’t know it I’m the only person having this problem, but has anyone else been having the game constantly crash and cancel actions whenever you’re doing a timed quest, especially on the second floor of the mall? And as soon as I run out of time, the game runs just fine? I’ve had this problem for the past few updates, is this a glitch in my device, the game, or a way for them to get you to pay for extensions?

    • That is very strange! I don’t know what is causing it as I cannot fix techincal issues but you could contact EA and ask them about this to see if they can sort it out for you

    • If ever you find the game has crashed and cancelled all your actions, as long as you have saved your game to the cloud since starting the actions, here’s a tip for you (this is for android devices – other devices will be different, but the same principle applies)…

      Exit the game
      Go to settings then application settings
      Find Sims Freeplay, click on Force Stop, then answer Yes to the warning.
      Now click on “clear data”
      Restart the game, log in, and then choose to download data from the cloud.

      Once all the updates are downloaded & applied, your game will be back to where it should be by this point (e.g. if you uploaded data 4 hours ago, 4 hours will have passed in-game).

    • Yep. Not at the mall, but I have reported the same issue. Finally realized it coincides with them releasing a new update, or even an announcement of a coming special event. Normally, I just get cooking and pay to finish tasks early with the LPs, but it just happened with the spa event… so I lost all the progress on collecting gems. Hurrying THAT costs SPs, and a LOT of them. Not too happy at moment!

  3. These timed events seem to be getting harder and harder to finish on time. I have 27 hours and still have 4 more to get. I keep getting the same ones over and over. Really frustrating

  4. Please help i can’t do any event at the time because of the recent updates that bring glitch to my game! No matter how many times i tapped the “tap to enter” button nothing ever happened! Is’nt the button suppose to trigger the events?? I had asked the same problems to SFP official facebook account many times but they never aswered my comments! Please help i could’nt get any limited-time prizes and i really want those!

  5. Getting the last levitation potion drives me crazy! I’ve been brewing for like one hundred times and i still don’t get it.

  6. I’m doing this hobby for the fourth time now.. the first time to unlock the costumes and wizardly home items, the second time i hoped unlocking the wishing well, but i got the rugs instead. The third time i did the hobby for the same hope, unfortunately i unlocked the cottage door and window. And right now i’m doing the hobby for the last time, now i will surely get my hands on that well.

    And yes, getting the same things over, over, and over is extremely annoying! I’ve been brewing for like a month!

  7. I think it’s a bummer that we can’t get so many of the cottage items, like the fridge, the bed, the wardrobe, the toilet, the bathroom sink… Maybe EA is saving them so they can make another timed event were we need to do more potion brewing over and over to get those items… *rolls eyes*
    Oh, and after you complete the hobby for the first time you can have 3 potion brewing cauldrons per town, which makes it faster to complete the hobby again. Thanks for the tips, your blog is always very helpful.

  8. The potion stand disappeared from my home store.. I looked at the home store after I finished the quest to see everything & it was there.. Went to a different house to buy a few things & it was gone. The same thing happened in my home store with the pink princess toddler bed. I can’t buy it in the home store when I’m at a house, but I can go into the kids store to buy it. Has this ever happened to anybody else?

  9. I only have the invisibility option! The 3 others don’t show up!

  10. Hi I dunno if I’m doing something wrong but whenever I start the game I seem to be back to attending a dinner party at the park. I did that ages ago, well just a week ago. It happened twice so I learned to upload my recent game then just download it the next time I play. It was so frustrating because I had accomplished a bunch of other goals (on time) when it first happened. I almost lost the unicorn rocking chair AND the ginger bread house AND the wizard’s cottage. I keep uploading my game and the further I go, the longer I have to wait to download my current game. BTW, huge fan.

  11. Is the gingerbread bed and other stuff from gingerbread house is no longer available at home store?

  12. I have unlocked all collection in the potion brewing hobby but i still can’t buy potion brewing cauldron more than 3. Anybody know why?

  13. I’m only getting the invisible potion how do I unlocked the other 3 potions????

  14. Have completed this mission and got the magician clothes. But it did not prompt me to reset hobby to get more items? Should I do it on its own?

  15. I’ve been trying this one for 2 days now and I only have gotten the invisibility bottle and the camouflage flask. And I only have the option of 2hours 30min for brewing. Is this normal or what, cause I don’t think I’m gonna get this one since I only get those two.

  16. Been stuck on the third option brewing hobby set for 5 days doing it every 4 1/2 hours round the clock and still cannot get the last one. Keep getting the same one over and over and over. Still have all of the last set to go now with no time left to do it. So not fair. Any tips on what I did wrong?

    • You aren’t doing anything wrong, this hobby takes so long to complete, I used LPs to get it done in the time limit but I have spent months trying to complete it 3 more times to unlock the other times as I am not wasting my LPs on it. All I can suggest it just keep going, you will complete it eventually!

  17. I’m having some trouble. So whenever I press the potion brewing cauldron it doesn’t let me have 4 options like on your photo, it only gives me one option which is “brew invisibility potion” and all I’ve been doing is getting the invisibility potion again. Can you help me in any way?

  18. I am so frustrated. I have been doing the potion brewing task for the last 7 days, I have literally spent every waking hour on it & I am one potion away from completing it but I only have 6 hours left so if I don’t get it in my next attempt I lose out on the clothes?! This is so unfair, I am no sick of this game trying to rinse me of all my lp’s and money!!! It is a complete joke. Has anyone else had this problem? And will ever get the chance to get the costumes again? X

    • This hobby seems to just take forever to complete, I had to use so many LPs to get it done in the time limit the first time around and I have only just completed the hobby 3 more times for the other items- never again!
      Unfortunately this is the only way to get the costumes at this time

  19. Hi all your blogs are very helpful but I’ve been doing the potion brewing hobby for 4 days now and I still can’t seem to find the rare one on the first line of potions. It’s really frustrating!

  20. Not sure if it will help anybody. But I was able to start this hobby before starting any of the wizard quests. Like I said, I didn’t even started on the save by the spell quest since I was trying to save up for the sorcerous store. To be honest I didn’t even know if it was a glitch. But what happened was that I went to my neighbors town and found their potion brewing cauldron. Started working on it without initiating any time limit until I get my first hobby icon. Then my promotion r us store had the new item which is the cauldron. After that I did what others had mentioned (one sim working on the hobby at my town with the new cauldron I brought, the other one working on it in my neighbors town). I was lucky enough to not spend any LPs on it and had a day to spare. Hopefully it would help anyone who’s trying to complete this quest in time or even ahead of time like I did. I am currently starting on building my sorcerous store and because of this glitch-like incident, I can have my sims work on save by the spell quest with awesome wizard looks. *PS* thanks the blog owner for helping me get thru all of my quests in time (except one due to game crash >< ) with tremendous amount of useful information. Truly grateful for all the resources. Cheers.

  21. Does anyone know why I can only brew invisibility potions? I came to this website wondering why I wasn’t getting any new potions and it’s because the only thing that comes up is to brew an invisibility potion. Is there anything I did wrong? Thanks! XD

  22. Will it make it faster to complete all the potions if I have another sim do the hobby in a neighbor’s town at the same time? Thanks!

  23. None of my sims will perform the potion brewing, I’ve completed the saved by the bell, got the dragon, they wouldn’t cast spells except through the quest one the quest is complete I bought the items and the refuse

  24. I can’t get the larger flask and I’ve tried forever -_-

  25. Hi, I want to confirm what is the max level for the monunments that is on the island, there are 4 of them?
    Just like to confirm on max level?

    • I haven’t completed the monuments myself yet but at level 25 you unlock the volcano, but I believe you can still level up after that, although I am not sure what the highest level is, sorry!

  26. I feel like this is a dumb question. If I want to get the cottage door and windows do I have to complete the task in the time limit?

  27. I have done the spell casting & broom stick flying hobby I completed them both in time, but I can’t find the potion cauldron in the Wizards store or in promotions r us… Am I missing something what should I do?

  28. I love how the 7 day time limit timed out when it updated for the hospital only 2 days in

  29. How do we obtain the secret book/door item? I saw it in one of the architect homes, yet it doesn’t seem to be listed in any of the rewards here.

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