Self-Extinguishing Coil Candle

By Candle by the Hour

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This innovative, coiled beeswax candle used to be known as a “courting candle.” Back in the 1600’s, protective parents used coiled candles to limit the amount of time prospective suiters could spend with their daughters. We did away with the outdated ritual, but kept the beautiful design. The cotton wick burns 20 minutes per every inch that you pull through the clip. You set the time, and then it’ll actually go out by itself.

  • Materials: Beeswax candle, cotton wick, metal base
  • Care: Trim wax in between use, wipe dust with damp rag when not in use
  • Includes: One candle, metal base with self-extinguishing clip
  • Instructions: Feed the end of the pliable candle into the clip, candle will burn for 20 minutes per inch of candle above the clip, up to three inches at a time. When the candle burns down to the wick, it will self-extinguish
  • Burns 20 minutes per inch
  • Orders of multiple candles or refills may ship separately with no additional charge
  • Made in Vietnam
  • Dimensions: 48 Hour Vertical: 8.8" x 3.3" x 3.3" diameter; 48 Hour Horizontal: 6.9" x 6.9" x 3.5" diameter; 80 Hour Vertical: 10.6" x 5" x 5" diameter; 80 Hour Horizontal: 7.8" x 8" x 4.6" diameter
  • Weight: 2 lbs.

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40 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Not your boring candle


Bought two candles, one as a gift and one for myself. Very attractive and unique. - not your standard candle/holder.


Great candle


This candle is easy-to-use, burns slowly, and, you don't have to worry about it because it's self extinguishing. I highly recommend it


So unique


I bought the horizontal candle (48 hr) because it looked so unique. It's on my dining table to light when I partake in my meals. It is usually the first thing that draws my guests's attention who find it as fascinating as myself. At first I was worried that the beeswax candle itself would break as you pry it lose from the holder and then up through. But it is very malleable. I love this candle and think that it is priced very reasonably for it's uniqueness. I ordered the spare coil at the same time. I hope they will still be available when I need to reorder.More > < Less


Very unique


I have been looking for bees wax type candles for a long time. When I saw this candle I was impressed not only by the unique design but that you can set the burn time as well.
The antique copper finish gives a great designers flare to the piece too.
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Great and beautiful


I bought this as a Christmas gift for my niece. It looks amazing. I'm so looking forward to gift her with it. I'm very sure she'll love it

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About Candle by the Hour

“Self-Timed” Beeswax Candles

This coiled beeswax candle lets you set how long it burns. The wick burns 20 minutes per every inch that you pull through the clip, then it’ll put itself out. Its beeswax and cotton wick is eco-friendly, too.

The design was part of the 1600s dating scene. Known as a “courting candle”, protective parents would light one to limit the time prospective suiters could spend with their daughters.

Our culture did away with the outdated ritual, but Candles by the Hour kept the beautiful, self-extinguishing design.