Precision in melting soy wax?
I thought I would make scented travellers candles in little tins for some holiday gifts, and I bought soy wax at the crafts store.
The instructions are very precise about temperatures -- "melt wax to 185, cool to 125 before adding color or scent*"
I don't have a thermometer for wax; is it neccessary to be that precise? To be honest, I had planned on melting the wax in the microwave in 30 sec increments until almost all melted, taking it out and adding a little essential oil, then pouring the wax in the tins with a wick.
Or is there a reason these little candles are so expensive? Do I need to be able to measure the temperatures?
*(Not sure if these are the temperatures listed; don't have the box in front of me.)