Kumquat Scrubs and How to Apply Them

Kumquat Scrubs

It is normal to believe that as long as the inside of the body works properly, everything is in order, but that’s not really accurate since the skin is the largest organ of our body.

This article will show you different homemade recipes for kumquat scrubs and how to apply them to take care of your skin and look radiant.

In the case of kumquats, they are a rich and extraordinary source of vitamins and nutrients that provide significant benefits to the skin and other parts of the body. For example, one of the most outstanding vitamins of kumquat for the skin is vitamin C. This incredible antioxidant can prevent oxidative stress on the cells and premature skin aging.

Kumquat alone is a great agent that cares, restores, and protects the skin but combined with other ingredients that also provide enormous benefits, we can obtain insurmountable and very satisfactory results so that we will see the best exfoliants based on kumquat.

Kumquat-based facial scrubs

Facial scrubs cannot be the same as those used to exfoliate the body because the face is much more sensitive than body skin; therefore, it needs extra care. Also, facial skin pores are clogged much more often than the body skin, and in the case of women, it is even more common due to makeup residue.

Some elements widely misused to exfoliate the face are sugar and salt. Although they are suitable for exfoliating and provide excellent properties, they also mistreat and damage facial skin elasticity because they are enormous pimples for the face’s pores, so instead of cleansing the pores, what they cause is significant damage, which is often seen over time.

That is why we will show you some healthy, natural, and homemade recipes for kumquats-based exfoliants so that you take care of and look a desirable face.

Kumquat with coconut oil

This kind of scrub is perfect for dry skin since it fulfills the function of exfoliating and moisturizing it, thanks to the properties of each of the product’s elements.

Let’s check the most outstanding benefits for the skin.

KumquatIt is an antioxidant and contributes to collagen formation in the skin.
Coconut OilIt moisturizes, revitalizes, and rejuvenates the skin.
Olive OilRevitalizes and repairs damaged tissues.


  • 0,5lbs (240g) kumquat zest
  • 0,5lbs (240g) coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

The first thing we must do is look for a glass jar that is clean and sterilized, then we will add the 240 g of coconut oil and the kumquat zest we also add the tablespoon of olive oil and mix all the ingredients very well until a homogeneous paste is created. To give it an even stronger aroma you can add a few drops of kumquat essential oil.

Kumquat with honey and baking soda

This particular exfoliant is advisable to prepare it instantly when you are going to apply it due to the strong components of its elements. Remember to do an allergy test by using a little of the mixture in a small part of the hand or arm to corroborate that you do not have any reaction.

We will show you the benefits of these ingredients for the skin.

KumquatIt is an antioxidant and contributes to collagen formation in the skin.
Baking sodaIt cleanses and removes dead skin cells, works as an antiseptic, and has anti-inflammatory and lightening effects.
HoneyMoisturizing, antiseptic, and contains healing properties.


  • 2 tablespoons kumquat juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

We will need a small, dry, sterilized container to make this scrub. We will place the tablespoon of baking soda and the tablespoon of honey, and we integrate these two ingredients well and then gradually add the kumquat juice while stirring. We should have a homogeneous and slightly dense paste.

Body scrubs with kumquat

Body skin starts from the neck to the soles of the feet and also needs special care and protection. So often, we are not detailed about this issue, but it is vital to take care of our bodies; that’s why we bring you two effective exfoliants to help you maintain healthy, clean, and rejuvenated skin.

Kumquat with brown sugar and honey

This exfoliant is exceptionally moisturizing, especially for the hands and cuticles, given the components such as:

HoneyMoisturizing, anti-septic and contains healing properties.
Brown sugarIt removes dead skin cells and is a natural moisturizer.
KumquatIt is an antioxidant and contributes to the formation of collagen in the skin.
Olive OilRevitalizer and repairer of damaged tissues, moisturizing and antioxidant.

For this recipe, we will need a glass jar, preferably a completely clean, sterilized, and dry pint.


  • 16oz (240ml) honey
  • 0.6lbs (280g) brown sugar
  • 16oz (240ml) kumquat juice
  • 16oz (240ml) olive oil

Place each of these ingredients in the jar, and with a small hand whisk, we integrate each of them very well until the mixture has a dense consistency. Next, close the lid tightly and place it in a cool place, without humidity or exposure to sunlight.

Kumquat shell with coconut oil and fine salt

If you need an exfoliant for your feet, this recipe is perfect. This body scrub is undoubtedly one of the best since it provides deep cleansing, hydration, and restitution of the skin, especially on the feet and heels. Next, we will show how these elements benefit your skin.

Kumquat shellsAntioxidant and protects against massive damage from ultraviolet rays and other external agents.
Coconut OilIt moisturizes, revitalizes, and rejuvenates the skin.
Fine SaltIt contains anti-inflammatory properties and improves circulation.


  • 1 cup dried kumquat peels
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup fine salt

We take the kumquat peels already dried or dehydrated and crush them with a kitchen crusher. Then, in a glass jar, add the cup of coconut oil and the crushed kumquat shell, stir well and add the fine salt. Keep going until you get a homogeneous paste.

What is the correct way to apply exfoliants?

Depending on where you will apply this scrub, the technique may vary. For this reason, we decided to teach you how to use it on the face or body.

It is also important to note that you should do this type of routine once or twice a week. Although it cleanses profoundly and moisturizes, it is also a robust activity for the skin tissues, so we recommend that if you are oily skin, you can apply it once a week, but if your skin is considered dry, you can do it every fifteen days.

Application of facial scrubs

Whatever recipe you have chosen, the way to apply it is exactly the same. Before using any product on your face, including exfoliants, your face must be 100% clean.

To apply the scrub, we will take a little of our exfoliant with our fingers and start applying it from the chin up, taking care of not using it in our eyes but in their surroundings.

After applying, we will let it act for about 15 minutes. Then, we will gently massage the face in circles using only the ring finger for a few minutes, which will result in better blood circulation in the tissues, release tensions and stimulate the muscles of the face.

After this routine, we will rinse the skin only with warm water, without using soap, and then dry very well and delicately with a clean towel. 

A recommendation is that this type of exfoliation, with citrus ingredients such as kumquat, should be done only at night since the citrus fruits applied to the skin and exposed to the sun severely stain it, as we discussed in the article “the side effects of kumquats.”

Application of body scrubs

Unlike facial skin, body skin takes a bit of work, but it’s worth it. For this, it is essential to know that the application of any scrub recipe is the same as we mentioned above. 

For the routine to be effective, we recommend doing it in a quiet place. You can set the scene with music and aromatic candles to increase the feeling of relaxation while you exfoliate all over your body.

Take a shower as you usually do with soap and water. After the skin is wet, you will take the exfoliant and apply it from the soles of the feet up the body, making circular movements with all your fingers while you use and spread the exfoliating mixture. 

After you have finished exfoliating, you can rinse with plenty of water without soap. As soon as you dry your body, do it softly since your skin may be more sensitive due to the scrub.

If you like this type of content, you can get even more by entering our website. We have a lot of information about kumquats like recipes, harvesting, and benefits, not only kumquats but other fruits!