Tiny orange orbs abound with a galaxy of tangy aromatic atoms assembled into our tantalizing Kumquat Essential Oil. Kumquat’s liquid zest is cold pressed from its unusually sweet citrus peel to release a hundred potent plant compounds full of citrusy grace.
Fruitier than Lemon and lighter than Orange, Kumquat’s sublime citrus essence is bright and balanced. This very versatile oil is salient in skin care, dapper in diffusers, cheery in culinary creations, and heavenly in home-cleaning solutions.
Botanical Name: Citrus japonica
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Part of Plant Distilled: Peel
Country of Origin: Brazil
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Citrus japonica
Consistency: Thin viscosity
Scent Description: Light and lively and slightly fruity. Sweeter than Lemon and less so than Orange.
Blends well with: all citrus, Lavender, Frankincense, Cypress, Mountain Myrtle, Juniper, Ylang, Vanilla, Rose Otto, Jasmine, Spikenard, Rosemary, Marjoram, Bergamot, Lime, Inula, Thyme, Oregano, Vetiver, Patchouli, and Silver Fir.
Constituents: A wealth of lovely limonene. Unlike other citrus peel oils, Kumquat’s dominant phenolic compounds are C-glycoside flavonoids that are only now being studied for their awesome aromatherapy and beauty benefits.
Use: Dilute to use in massage, skin care blends, and bathing. Its sprightly sweetness brings a lighthearted top note to fragrances. Add to honey, olive oil, and coconut oil for culinary creations. It gives a lovely lift to diffusers and house-cleaning blends. Put it in a pipe to free up phlegm.
“A kumquat cometh.” Carl Sandburg
Cheerfully keen Kumquat is a thumb shaped citrus fruit that springs from fragrant white flowers that bountifully cover the small shrub throughout springtime. Native to Asia, this heat and humidity loving shrub was introduced first to European Orangeries and then to southern Brazil where organic Kumquat orchards thrive.
Citrus japonica Kumquat fruit has the unusual arrangement of citrus sweet skin and sour pulp. The cold-pressed sweet peel provides a rich source of lively limonene, a robust free radical scavenger, and more than 100 additional plant constituents — half of those are unique to Kumquat essential oil. It is also a rare source of uncommon C-glycoside flavonoids.
This GRAS oil can be added to by the drop to your favorite culinary dishes, concoctions, and confections, and it brings a dash of brightness to household cleaning solutions. A dash in skin care blends can brighten and tone the complexion.