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I want to use mastic gum as a chewing gum but it's a bit too hard and I find myself hurting my mouth with it. What natural plant ingredient (not wax) can I add to it to soften it so that it works better?

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  1. You can add oil (such as olive oil or vegetable oil) which will soften the mastic. Heat the oil then mix with the mastic and cool. Here is a recipe, for example.

  2. If you decide not to add anything, you can also suck on it like candy, which will soften the mastic and make it easier to chew.

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