Tribble wrote:Zixinus wrote:
Which personally, I think is idiotic. The way they're portrayed in the books, its more about what ingredients you use and mixing them. If the ingredients have magical properties and are mixed correctly, why shouldn't it work?
Because you need to use magic to transform the components as well as make the magic in the ingredients react or come together, maybe?
We know that's the case for at least some potions such as when Snape contained the curse in Dumbledore's hand.
That makes sense, but I'd think that it would vary from potion to potion.
In any case, I see nothing to keep a Muggle from using a pre-made potion.
Hmm, does the Wizarding World have much in the way of store-bought potions, or do most wizards and witches just brew their own?
Edit: I'd think there would have to be a fairly large potion manufacturing industry (at least relative to the small size of their society). Their are a lot of very useful potions that are hard to brew, and not every wizard can be Severus Snape.