Cleansing + Clearing the Physical & Emotional Body with Kumquat Essential Oil

Cleansing + Clearing the Physical & Emotional Body with Kumquat Essential Oil

Kumquat is a very powerful essential oil because it aids the physical body and the emotional body on very deep levels.

You can use kumquat to detox yourself on both a physical and emotional level.

We can cleanse the negative that is threatening our body. Things that bring us down. Make us feel unwell. Move us to our couch and have us operating at our less than average selves.

We can also use to cleanse the deep and hidden emotions that we continue to bury and bury because they make us feel less then.

Learn just how powerful Kumquat Essential Oil is:

Indigenous to Asia, the Kumquat fruit is the size of a large olive and can be eaten whole with the peel. The peel has been described as being sweet, and the flesh sour. The peel produces a versatile essential oil known to have cleansing properties as well as aromatic benefits. Also known as Citrus japonica, kumquat is filled with limonene— the same main chemical component as Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange, and other citrus essential oils. Because of this, they share many of the same features and benefits, and can often be used interchangeably. The aroma of Kumquat is well-suited to uplift mood, invigorate the mind, and help provide a new perspective when tackling daily challenges.

Plant Part: Peel
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Aromatic Description: Citrus, clean, fresh, sweet
Main Chemical Components: Limonene

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  • May help support healthy cardiovascular, digestive, immune, metabolic, and nervous system health*

  • Diffuse to uplift mood and refresh mind

  • Stimulating aroma provides feelings of revitalized energy

  • Can be used as a surface cleaner as well as an aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser*

  • Helps to invigorate + energize you during the winter blues.

  • Use Kumquat to help tap into your true authentic self

  • Helps in reducing brain fog + fatigue.

  • Increase concentration + focus with Kumquat essential oil.

  • helps with congestion and opening airways for easy breathing.

  • Helps to wipe out threats in the body.

  • Gargle for aiding in throat challenges.

  • Helps to detoxify and cleanse the body.


  • Add one drop to your facial cleanser, shampoo, or toothpaste for added cleansing properties.

  • Combine in a diffuser with Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange, or Bergamot for a refreshing citrus aroma.

  • Diffuse to cleanse the air and energize mood.

  • Add one to two drops to a homemade surface cleanser for added cleansing properties.


Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.

Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.


  • Possible skin sensitivity.

  • Keep out of reach of children.

  • If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

  • Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

  • Avoid UV rays for 12 hours after applying product.

Cleansing + Clearing the Physical & Emotional Body with Kumquat Essential Oil


The Fortunella japonica tree produces a small fruit that resembles the conventional orange, but is the size of a large olive. Although the essential oil cold pressed from the rind of its fruit is composed primarily of cyclic monoterpene limonene, as the research suggests, Kumquat is quite distinct among citrus oils.

Depending on the harvesting conditions, Kumquat essential oil is anywhere from 70%-95% limonene, but of its other 105 known constituents, 46 have not been found in any other essential oil. So, while Kumquat does offer the same surface cleansing and mood uplifting benefits of its limonene-containing counterparts, many of its properties are all its own. One study showed that, along with providing a pleasant citrus taste like many other citrus fruits, Kumquat oil may offers a boost of antioxidants when taken internally.  With low levels of monoterpene myrcene, Kumquat may have a calming effect when inhaled.

With powerful cleansing properties, Kumquat may have applications in skin and hair health along with being great for use on your kitchen counters. These added skin benefits may be due to low levels of alpha-Pinene, which is found in higher concentrations in essential oils known for supporting skin health, such as Frankincense and Helichrysum.


  • Helps to remove the masks we create to cover up anxiousness, self doubt, pain and unease hidden within.

  • You need this oil if you push down feelings and ignore emotions because you want to be accepted.

  • Inner torment, hidden emotions and a guarded self means denial and emotional avoidance.

  • Soon these emotions become unmanageable and can lead to destructive coping strategies.

  • Kumquat helps us to be real, honest and to embrace our true selves.

  • Helps us to live the authentic version of ourselves.

  • Helps us to start the journey of inner alignment, contentment + healing.

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