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 We did away with the outdated ritual, but kept the beautiful design.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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11/5/2018 by Debbie

So unique I love them


We Love them

10/31/2018 by Ron

We got them to give for Christmas Presents and from what we have seen, we think they will be a big hit. I always strive to find something Unique. and I think I found it this year, from The Grommet.
Shopping The Grommet was easy and wonderful, and there shipping was on time. Good job.
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fun new 'take' on antie

10/28/2018 by sue

I just saw an 1800's version of this in an apartment I rented in Italy. I absolutely fell in love with it. The day after I returned, there it was....all updated...for the happiest candle around. All our guests love it and it is a real conversation piece.More > < Less


And I'm not nuts about candles.

10/28/2018 by Dave

I'm not nuts about candles, but this one is unique. I love it when my "kids" (40's) come in to the house and find something that is unique and this fills that requirement very well. It is not wildly practicle but it is unique and that's what I like.More > < Less


Always looking for something uinique

10/24/2018 by Dave

I love something in my home that is unique and I'm not going to find everywhere I look and here it is! There are candles that will burn for hours without being fiddled with, but this one starts conversations it is so different from any other.
Service was prompt and it arrived in great condition. I'm happy!
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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.