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 We did away with the outdated ritual, but kept the beautiful design.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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Looks Exotic / Works Fine

3/5/2018 by Tom

The grandkids are absolutely captivated by the intricate look of our Horizontal Candle contraption. And then when it snuffs itself out... seems like magic! Lots of mini-lessons to learn and share. Love it.More > < Less


Unique gift idea

3/2/2018 by Suzanne

My daughter loves candles. When I saw this one, I thought what a great Birthday gift. I was right, she loved it. Her husband thought it was very unique too & they set it up & lit it right away. Looks great on their coffee table. A conversation starter, if I ever saw one. Now I want one for me! I bought her the horizontal style so I think the vertical style is calling my nameMore > < Less


Love the candle... beautiful

3/1/2018 by Scott

The candle is beautiful looking. Have used it a few times already. Looks great on the coffee table.


Innovative design

2/27/2018 by Carol

Love the innovative design and how clean this candle burns!


Good buy!

2/26/2018 by Jean

This is a unique candle to have out on a table. It gives off a good light and does just what is advertised. I also bought the replacement candle. Well made and easy to use.More > < Less

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Candle by the Hour | The Grommet

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.