Bathing in Skyrim adds bathing and cleanliness to Skyrim. Over time, your character will become visually more filthy and you will receive a penalty to your Speechcraft. If you become exceptionally filthy, you will also receive a penalty to Sneak as enemies smell you coming. To avoid these penalties, you will need to bathe yourself regularly. Staying clean may also award small bonuses.
To bathe, you need to stand in water and use soap from your inventory. Soap can be crafted with the recipes described below in the crafting section. Almost all of the water in Skyrim will work, even if it’s only ankle deep.
Soaps can be crafted at any cooking pot.