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Candle by the Hour

Self-Extinguishing Coil Candle - Horizontal Case of 4

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Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Hard to use!

4/13/2019 by L

I originally bought this unique candle as a gift, however, changed my mind and glad I did. Feeding the wax is difficult and, as others have stated, it does not burn very long. Once it is cooled it is hard to free the wax ring and feed it through the opening. Love the look and uniqueness, but it fails at being useful.


Still having trouble getting it to light

1/17/2019 by Mary

Second night that I am frustrated because candle just won't light. This time even with my Bic lighter I cannot get the wick to ignite.


Save your money

2/17/2018 by Mike G

This candle is extremely disappointing. The self extinguish feature works but then it is impossible to relight without melting alot of wax out of the way. The candle does not unwind without breaking. So you end up with these 1 1/2" pieces of crooked candle sticking up through the holder. The wick keeps them attached but they are very crooked. Because this happens the melting wax goes everywhere. The exposed candle does not stand up straight. This candle looked really cool but it has let me down. I am not happy with it at all. I would never buy this thing again. Cool idea bit bad execution.



2/13/2018 by Kenya

This was the first thing I ordered from this site that did not impress me it should of been bigger


Unhappy Customer

12/27/2019 by stephen

Very disappointing !!!
There is no way that candle will burn for 60 hours
Set it up and the candle burned 2 inches in minutes
We bought the vertical and horizontal unit
We will be returning both
Steve Wheaton


Had high hopes.

12/13/2019 by Cynthia

Looks good in the picture, but the real thing is, unfortunately, very cheap looking.


Terribly Disappointing

7/14/2019 by Scott

Clip is difficult to engage...candle burns far shorter than advertised. I would not recommend this...


Not as easy as it looks

5/14/2019 by John

The clamp is really tight with a hole that's a bit too small for the candle provided. This all but guarantees that the candle gets mangled whenever you extend it. It looks nothing like the pretty picture by the time you get the candle through the clamp - dings, dents, scrapes in the wax all over. Then, the first burn went well and the candle extinguished itself as designed. Unfortunately, the wick burned down so low that it would not light for the second burn. about every other time we use the candle I have to carve away the wax to expose enough wick for a good burn. Otherwise, the wick drowns in the wax. Overall, a big disappointment.


It Won't Feed

12/28/2018 by Alan

I bought one of these earlier in the year. I thought it a clever idea and an attractive design. But after a week of trying to use it, I gave up. The wax coil was too stiff, and it wouldn't unwind smoothly to feed through the 'holder' I don't know if you're supposed to put it in the oven a while before adding burnable length. but if so, that's a deal-breaker for me.

Regrettably, I cannot recommend this product.


Packaging Nightmare

11/30/2018 by Karen

Though I love the product, the packaging left a lot to be desired. I had written before requesting a new box and have not yet received one. I am disappointed. As I stated before, it looked like it had been returned and just thrown in a box. There was styrofoam everywhere, including inside the product. I needed to bring it outside to clean it off. Please send me a new box so I can get this wrapped by Christmas. Thank you.

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The Candle by the Hour Story

Candle by the Hour | The Grommet

“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.