Fermented Wheat Bran Soap/Sapun cu Bors Proaspat

It has been a while since I made simple soaps, but being so impressed by the delicacy of Kalla’s soaps, I decided to keep it also simple this time.

The idea of making the borscht soap came when I made the whey soap last year. Both probiotics, borscht and whey are good sources of health and natural care.

Sapun cu borsIn Romanian cuisine, borş is the name for any sour soup, prepared usually with fermented wheat bran (which is also called Borş), which gives it a sour taste. The main ingredient of borsch is, besides water,  bran or miller’s bran, which is particularly rich in fiber dietary and essential fatty acids and contains significant quantities of starch, protein, vitamins, dietary minerals and phytic acid. Cornmeal, another ingredient used, contains vitamins A, B, C si E, aswell as minerals (magnesium, phosphorus, potassium) and fiber. Cherry leaves, which are used to give borsht a special taste, contain kalium and iodine, two important elements in the treatment of heart deseases, and the laurel leaves, with a spicy and slightly bitter taste, have detox properties.

Externally, borsht is an interesting tonic, and when mixing some pollen and honey with borscht, you get a full of energy drink.

Soap made of: bors (fermented wheat bran), cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, clary sage essential oil, frankincense essential oil, grapefruit essential oil.

Fermented wheat bran soapDe cand imi prepar singura borsul in casa, ma consider si mai gospodina 🙂 Cine isi prepara borsul, stie despre ce vorbesc!

Pe langa faptul ca acest produs de fermentatie naturala stimuleaza imunitatea intestinala, borsul, ca probiotic natural, pare sa fie un miracol pentru sanatate, pacat ca nu este cunoscut si in Occident.

Ingredientul de baza al borsului sunt taratele de grau care contin vitamine din grupul B, betacaroten, minerale, aminoacizi esentiali si carbohidrati. Faina de malai, un alt ingredient de valoare, contine vitaminele A, B, C si E, precum si saruri minerale (magneziu, fosfor, potasiu) si fibre. Frunzele de visin, care se folosesc pentru a-i da borsului gust, contin potasiu si iod, doua elemente importante in tratarea afectiunilor cardiace, iar frunzele de dafin , cu gust foarte aromat si usor amar, au proprietati detoxifiante.

Il folosesc ca tonic pentru fata, insa cel mai mult imi place borsul luat dimineata, pe stomacul gol, amestecat cu ceva polen si miere.

Un articol despre bors si cat de sanatos este gasiti aici:

Sapun facut din: unt de cacao, ulei de cocos, de palm, de floarea-soarelui, de samburi de strugure, bors, ulei essential de tamaie, de salvie si de grapefruit.

24 Comments Add yours

  1. lucille says:

    Looks great!

  2. Marika says:

    This is very interesting! The soap bars look so pure and clean that it makes me wonder how you added the bors to the soap? Was it at trace or did you mix it with the oils and butters?

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Marika! I used ‘bors’ in place of water.
      It’s been a while I haven’t made simple soaps, and I like them so much .

  3. Sini says:

    This is the first time I visited on your blog. You really do beautiful soaps! I’m admiring also your cute soap stampers and that awsome acrylic mold of yours. 🙂

  4. That’s beautiful Natalia! When I think borscht, I always think of the soup made with beets, so this is a great lesson for me. You are always so informative about the ingredients you use, and I learn so much from you. Oh and your soap sounds simply marvellous. 🙂

  5. Gordana says:

    I really like how those soaps turned out! Simple natural elegance! You really inspired me to make some similar soap in the future. Your pictures are also gorgeous!

  6. Simply beautiful.

  7. Marieke says:

    Although I appreciate the skills that are required to make different and difficult swirls and shapes, I prefer simple soaps. This one is simply gorgeous.

  8. AuraMaxim says:

    Excelenta ideea de a face sapun cu bors crud, felicitari!
    Maicutele de la manastirea Dragomirna, din judetul Suceava, folosesc borsul in locul otetului, pentru clatirea parului, fapt care m-a motivat si pe mine sa-l introduc in uzul cosmetic.
    Dragute sapunurile, si eu sunt fan simplitate. Au iesit usor granuloase, precum cele cu bere, sau mi se pare mie?

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Multumesc Aura! Si eu il folosesc mult si ma bucur sa l pot face acasa!
      Si mie mi s a parut ca sunt mai granuloase aceste sapunuri decat altele si cred ca mi dau seama unde e greseala( nu am strecurat solutia de bors cu soda, cum fac de obicei). O sa mai fac un test ca sa vad daca e asa 😉

  9. genevieveyam says:

    I’ve never heard of this kind of soap but it sounds great! Thanks for stopping by Life Is Like A Dumpling 🙂

  10. Geta says:

    Natalia, faina ideea ta cu bors in sapun si ce bine arata, simplu, natural si elegant !

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Multumesc, Geta!

  11. Cee says:

    How did I miss this one?! It’s gorgeous Nat, a soothing bar…and very elegant!

  12. Otilia says:

    Imi place atat de mult sapunul asta!!! Multumesc inca o data!

  13. Silving says:

    Cum faci borsul,fara sa ai huste? Da-mi si mie reteta,te rog,ca atunci cand merg in tara,vara,beau bors in loc de apa,daca mi l-as putea face si eu,ce bine ar fi! 🙂

    1. Natalia says:

      Silving, eu fac bors dupa reteta Oliviei: http://oliviasteer.ro/bors-proaspat-tinerete-fara-batrinete/
      Scuze, eram sigura ca am pus link in post.

      1. Silving says:

        Multumesc! N-am leustean si nici visin,da’ sper sa iasa si fara.Si daca tu ai succes,ar trebui sa am si eu 🙂

      2. Natalia says:

        Eu am pus si leustean si visin/dafin 😉

      3. Silving says:

        Am inteles,da’ eu n-am de unde,deci sper sa reusesc si fara :D,alea sper sa fie doar aroma. Anyway,nice blog!

      4. Natalia says:

        Dafin in loc de frunze de visine(asta am facut eu pana sa ma apuc de adunat frunze de visine). Sa ai spor 🙂

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