We read in Jn 19: 38-40 how Jesus's body was embalmed before his burial:
After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds (45.36 kilograms) . They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews
We also see in Lk 24: 1 how the women disciples of Jesus visited his tomb on Sunday :
On the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.
In the case of Lazarus, we do not see the mention of re-embalming of the body . Had it been done, Martha would have told Jesus that Lazarus was dead and cold in the tomb, rather than saying that his body would stink (Jn 11:39). That implies that the women disciples of Jesus went to his tomb on Sunday morning, to perform a Jewish ritual which was optional.
My question therefore is: According to Catholic scholars, did the women disciples of Jesus go to his tomb on Sunday morning, to perform an optional Jewish ritual?