Now you can really go nuts with ingredients if you want to, and put all sorts of emollients, oils, vitamins, scents and flavors into your chapstick, but I wanted this particular recipe to be as simple as possible. All you need are:
- the wax from one mini babybel cheese (red or yellow)
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
You can use either the red or yellow kind of wax. Even though your chapstick will look red (assuming you're using the red wax) there's not enough pigment in there to turn it into a lipstick. At the most, if you smother it on, you'll get a barely noticeable pink tint.
You can substitute the grape seed oil for any other edible oil in your pantry. I like grape seed because of the texture and neutral taste, but any other (edible!) oil will do too.
Depending on how you carry your chapstick around you can adjust the quantity of oil. If you wear it right next to your body in a tight jeans pocket, keep these proportions. If you have it in the glove compartment of your freezing car (or if you just like softer chapstick), add more oil, or don't use all the wax.