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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Unique, but.

10/30/2018 by Karen

This truly is a unique candle . The one reservation I have is that it doesn't burn long. It suggests that you only raise 2 inches above the cup. That 2 inches burns in less than an hour. Therefore, you have to raise more of the candle above the cup and relight. It's difficult to open the clamp and raise more of the candle.



10/29/2018 by Mark

We really haven't even li the candle yet. it is more of a conversation piece at this stage.
However my wife really like the way it looks.


Nice.... But

10/21/2018 by KR

I love the design of the candle,but it recommends that you don't have any longer than 2 inches above the cup. That 2 inches extinguishes so fast. Since it extinguishes so fast that means you have to keep extending the candle and relight again and again.


Still not 100 % in love

10/14/2018 by Amy

I love the look of it, but I haven't figured out an easy way to add more length after it's burned down. Usually the wax has hardened and sticks to the spring-loaded clamp. It's hard to get it loose from the clamp to move it up, plus since it's beeswax, I'm afraid of breaking it. It's just not easy.


Need to be mindful of shipping in warm weather

6/7/2018 by sharps84

I purchased two candles, one for daughter and one for myself. They arrived several weeks ago which was already warm weather here in Georgia. When I opened them, the candle hadn't melted, but it had gotten soft enough that it stuck to itself and was difficult to unroll. This caused the edges of the candle to be rough where it was pulled apart. Also, one of the legs on the tray is about 1/2" shorter than the other three so it won't sit level on a table. I really like the candles, they are unique and the sort of thing that I'm drawn to. Sad that they have issues. Advise to watch warm temperatures while shipping and do better quality control to catch issues like the leg too short. Disappointed, this looked like a great gift for all sorts of occasions.


Great look; less than great to use

2/6/2018 by Rosemarie

I bought the horizontal version. It looks great on my mantle, but the coiled candle is hard to unspool--fear of cracking the wax--and the candle gets stuck in the clamp. Beeswax candles are somewhat sticky, so this may be unavoidable.


Looks Great, Works not so OK?

5/12/2020 by Lin

Novel idea, this looks awesome I got the vertical and the horizontal for a birthday present.

Problem: the burning candle melts and drips wax onto the remaining coilS and they cannot be pried apart then. The arm that holds the candle should be longer to allow it to drip on the base plates where this will not happen (both models).


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.

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The Candle by the Hour Story

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Self-Timed Candles

The innovation behind these eye-catching coiled beeswax candles dates back to the 1600’s, proving that sometimes the old way is still the best way.

A candles cotton wick can burn 20 minutes per every inch that you pull through the clip. Once the flame reaches the clip, it will put itself out. The coiled design is based on stories of ‘Courting Candles’ in the 1600's. It is said protective parents would light such a candle to mark how long a suitor could spend with their daughter. While our culture may not need that ritual, Candles by the Hour has preserved the beautiful, self-extinguishing
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