I love these little dye blocks. I bought some of these and a bottle of the liquid dye to compare, and I can honestly say they're both pretty great. If you're looking for a cheaper option, this is the way to go, and the two little cubes that you get for 96 cents will last you forever. Since you only use tiny little shavings, and a little goes a long way, these are really a great bang for your buck. Make sure when adding the shavings, that your wax is hot enough to melt it down, and mix thoroughly to avoid little patches of more concentrated color. I would suggest eating the dye blocks a little (not to the point of melting) just to soften them a little before attempting to shave off pieces. These are a great way to get pretty pastel colors in soy wax, and easy to mix and mingle with other dyes. Always add a little more than you think you need!!!