Yes the wax is messy when it first arrives and I wish it came in a bucket instead of a bag. But the pros way outweigh the cons here. First the wax melts easy and accepts colors extremely well. In fact it accepts colors so well that I can cut most of the color blocks in half of what is recommended. The big part is the fragrance load. This gives me an extreme cold throw and strong hot throw. Even though it accepts 2oz per lb, most of the time I don’t have to use that if the fo is already a strong scent but with lighter scents it helps greatly with the hot throw. The cool down is quick so you don’t burn off to much of your fo as well. Always make a little extra though if you are using jars as it may tunnel around the wick and need to be topped off. Other than that this wax is perfect!