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 We did away with the outdated ritual, but kept the beautiful design.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
  • 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.

To Go With Self-Extinguishing Coil Candle

34 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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I love it.


This candle burns without dripping or smoking, and it puts itself out. You can set it where you want it to extinguish and it does. I love it. I had one like it many tears ago in Sweden where I grew up.More > < Less


Unique candle


I purchased that as a gift for my daughter-in-law for a house warming gift. Beautiful and very unique candle that will add to any décor.


Finally, a "safe" candle


I absolutely love this candle. My Granddaughter loved it too. She and her husband have a 15 month old boy and I felt very comfortable lighting it with him around. You can light it, determine how long it will burn and it extinguishes itself. I got one for her too..she loves to burn candles. Now she has a new "safe" candle that she can light and forget.More > < Less


Great gift


Sent this to my Sister-in-law for her birthday and she absolutely loved it.


Stylish and smart


As a new mom,I’m extremely forgetful. This offers piece of mind because it puts itself out after about an hour. It’s also very good-looking.

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This candle puts itself out when you tell it to.

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.