What do you want to know? post, Marjo took the opportunity to ask a bunch of great questions. Let's take a look at a few of them here.
WHY CAN WE ADD FRAGRANCE TO LOTIONS AFTER THEY HAVE COOLED?
Why can fragrance oil be added later on.. does it not ' sweat' out of the end product for it is non emulsified oil? I have some drops floating on lotions if I add fragrance oil so I tend to add the fragrance oil to PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil just in case but still am wondering about how this works.
Adding PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil - a solubilizer to help oil soluble things mix into water soluble things - is a great idea, but you should be able to add a fragrance oil to a pre-made lotion with some serious mixing. A little might seep out, but for the most part, you're adding such a small amount - no more than 1% - that it works out okay. Make sure you mix it well
I threw away the baby oil that said "may cause serious injury upon ingestion or inhalation". I replaced it with sweet almond oil. If I were to add fragrance...a tiny bit? Would it be an option or a better idea to use a flavour/fragrance?
I think what you're asking is if you can add a fragrance - a perfume, for instance - to sweet almond oil? The answer is a resounding NO! You only want to add bath & body product approved fragrances.
Let me share a story with you. A few months after I started making my own products, I shared this wonderous hobby with some friends. We added a little Poison perfume to a variety of products. The next morning we found we had created a new fragrance sensation - bum! Bum: It's a fragrance for a man, it's a fragrance for a woman. It's Bum! (And I don't mean hobo!) It was horrible and we had to throw out so much stuff. Perfume isn't a great addition to any of our products because it contains other things that might not play nice with our ingredients. So stick to those bath & body fragrance oils or essential oils approved for leaving on our skin!
As for baby oil causing serious injury if ingested or inhaled...I think that's a standard warning. If it's mineral oil, the warning is because inhaling any oil, regardless of type, is a bad thing. We don't want oils in our lungs! And as for ingesting it being dangerous...I think it would taste pretty awful and might cause some problems for your intestinal tracts...but dangerous? Hmm...
I have amazing trouble making a salve with the consistency of vaseline (petroleum jelly). I would be grateful if there will be some salve/balm receipes (not the balm-tin-anhydrous ones but just a bit... more salvy)
I have found the easiest way to make a jelly-type salve is to use cera bellina, a modified beeswax that thickens up our products and creates oily gels. If you want to use beeswax, the easiest recipe I've found is from Voyageur Soap & Candle for non-petroleum jelly. In this recipe, the castor oil is important as it forms an interesting relationship with beeswax to create a more gelly-like creation than you would get with other oils. But try other oils to see what happens!
Cera bellina: Making an anhydrous eye gel
Cera bellina: Making a gel with shea butter
Cera bellina: Making oily gels