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Native to Asia, kumquat is a small, orange-like citrus fruit. Kumquat has a sweet, uplifting scent and cleansing properties.
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.
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.