Although native to parts of Asia, kumquat trees enjoy the humidity and mild weather of southern Brazil, which has a suitable climate for citrus growing. It is ideal for growing high quality citrus fruit, and consequently, producing some of the finest citrus essential oils.
Native to Asia, kumquat is a small, orange-like citrus fruit. Kumquat has a sweet, uplifting scent and cleansing properties.
How does it work?
The kumquat tree is short, almost shrub-like, and evergreen. Similar to other citrus trees, the leaves are dark-green, and the flowers are white. The fruit of the tree often grows in clusters. The kumquat fruit is often described as a small orange; it is about the size of a large olive. The peel is sweet, the inside is sour, and the whole thing is edible. The essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind (peel) of the fruit.