A few years ago, my husband and I had a beautiful ceramic tile bathroom at our home.
Our bathroom had a lovely ceramic tile floor that was decorated with beautiful floral patterns.
It was perfect for the outdoors, and it smelled wonderful.
I was just so excited to decorate the tile for a new home!
Unfortunately, I have to admit, my ceramic tile was just not my cup of tea.
The smell was just too strong, and I felt like I was throwing out the carpeting and replacing it with a dirty dishcloth.
So I decided to do a little research.
I searched online and discovered that some ceramic tile suppliers were using baking soda to add to the mix to mask the scent.
I didn’t want to throw out all the tile and go with baking soda.
After much research and a lot of trial and error, I came up with a recipe for a recipe that will mask the smell of ceramic tile for at least one year.
It’s called a clay mask.
You can also add some water to the mixture for a more gentle mask, but I think baking soda is more effective.
So, if you are looking for a way to mask ceramic tile smell, I’d definitely recommend this recipe.
But, be sure to read the ingredients and let me know if you have any questions.
1 cup baking soda (2 tablespoons) 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons liquid smoke 1 tablespoon corn starch 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 cup water 1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups cornmeal (or 2 cups whole wheat) 1/4 cup vegetable shortening 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 1/16 teaspoon ground cloves 1/6 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/10 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/5 teaspoon ground allspice 1/7 teaspoon ground black pepper For the clay mask recipe, combine the baking soda and water in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
Add the salt and stir until the mixture dissolves.
Add a splash of liquid smoke to the simmering mixture, then whisk until smooth.
Allow to cool for at most 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside.
For the cornmeal mask recipe: Combine the corn starch, vegetable shortens, liquid smoke, baking powder, and water with a blender.
Blend until the ingredients form a paste.
Remove the paste from the blender and set it aside.
Combine the baking powder and water together in a bowl.
Add cornmeal and blend until combined.
Add liquid smoke and whisk to combine.
Add 1 tablespoon butter and continue to blend until smooth, then add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and blend again until well combined.
The mixture should be smooth and creamy.
You may need to add more water if it is too thick.
Add oil and blend for about 2 minutes until the oil thickens.
Add some liquid smoke (about 1/12 teaspoon) and blend another minute or so.
Add your favorite vegetable oil and continue blending until the final consistency is reached.
You should have a mixture that will form a smooth, creamy, and slightly tacky clay mask in about 30 minutes if you follow the directions above.
You’ll also need to pour a bit of the liquid smoke into the clay mixture and add to your baking dish before using.
I use a baking dish that is about 1 inch by 1 inch.
You want to pour as much liquid smoke as possible into the dish so you have room to work with it.
For more information on how to make a clay-masked baking dish, see this tutorial.
For a complete recipe for baking soda clay mask, see my tutorial on how.