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 suitors 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 We did away with the outdated ritual, but kept the beautiful design.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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93 Reviews (4.2 out of 5 Grommets)

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4/24/2018 by Ken

This was a gift for someone.


Very cool.

4/6/2018 by Wayne

Easy to set up. Works great. Very cool.


Awesome piece

3/12/2018 by Donna Jean

I love purchasing from the Grommet. They have great customer service and the response time is quick. This piece looks great on my kitchenn my kitchen counter and adds a very warm, pleasing ambiance. Will be ordering the replacement candle soon since I light it almost daily, especially in the evening as dinner is being prepared.

I am a Grommet fan and will continue to order from them.
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3/11/2018 by Lorene

I bought the horizontal version because I really liked the primitive style. I'm using it for a gift for my daughter, which I haven't given yet. But it is her style too so I know this will be a bit hit.More > < Less


Great conversation peace.

3/5/2018 by John

Everyone that visits our house love the candle and wants to know talk about it. Very fun conversation peace.

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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 suitors could spend with their daughters.

Our culture did away with the outdated ritual, but Candles by the Hour kept the beautiful, self-extinguishing design.