This Pineapple Mojito Lip Balm is all kinds of fruity fun, and it also makes a fantastic gift for any hostess, baby or bridal shower!
The secret ingredient to the fruity goodness of this lip balm is freeze dried fruit. I started using it in lip balms back with this Strawberry Vanilla Lip Balm. And ever since, it’s hard not to just create fruit based lip balms now!
Today’s Pineapple-Mojito version is perfect year round. But with it’s minty freshness, it’s especially great in the summer months. And as fun as it is, it’s also functional with great conditioning properties to keep your lips smooth.
I’ve found jojoba and coconut oil together to be a powerful combination for lip balms. There’s just something about those 2 oils that really moisturizes my skin well, and I hope it will work just as well for you. Then with just enough beeswax to hold it all together, it helps to create a glossy lip balm that has some longer lasting conditioning as well.
Other fun recipes with freeze dried fruit:
- Homemade Natural Strawberry Vanilla Lip Balm
- DIY Cranberry Orange Lip Balm
- Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream
- Grain Free Strawberry Granola
- Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream
- Strawberry Glazed Cake Doughnuts
Let’s dive right into some tips for how to make this Pineapple Mojito Lip Balm!
First up, I’ve found it’s easiest to powder freeze dried fruit with a mortar and pestle. I have had success in a mini food processor, but you have to let the dust settle before opening it up.
Secondly, it really helps to melt the oil and wax together first before adding anything else. And finally you don’t want to skip the step where you strain it. Straining this lip balm through a fine mesh sieve is what creates the smoother texture in the final lip balm. Powdered freeze dried fruit still has some hardened bits which are a bit undesirable in a lip balm.
The last step is to transfer it into containers. I really prefer these small ones pictured that I get from Natural Grocers. They keep them over by the essential oils/bath & body section. They’re cost effective and reusable, so whether they’re for you or a gift, they’re perfect.
So I hope you’ll enjoy this latest lip balm recipe! If you do make it, I hope you’ll leave me a comment below. And I always love hearing from you here. Or over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos.Print
This lip balm is sweetly fruity with just a hint of mint, making it perfect for summertime!
1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon grated beeswax, 4 grams
2 Tablespoons jojoba oil
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup freeze dried pineapple tidbits, powdered, 15 grams
Drops of peppermint essential oil, add 1 at a time
In a small saucepan, melt the beeswax, jojoba oil, and coconut oil together over low heat.
Stir in the powdered freeze dried pineapple, then pass the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.
Over an ice bath, whisk the mixture constantly just until it barely starts to thicken up. This helps to make sure it’s completely emulsified.
Then remove from the ice bath and add the peppermint essential oil in drop by drop until your desired scent is reached. Be careful not to overwhelm the fruity scent with the mint. I personally like between 3-5 drops.
Portion the lip balm out into containers. Seal and store in a cool dark place for up to 3 months. Changes in temperature can affect the texture of this lip balm.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 2
- Category: DIY
- Method: Stove Top