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Candle by the Hour

Self-Extinguishing Coil Candle - Vertical Case of 4

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Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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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.


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


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.


Doesn't live up to its looks

10/28/2018 by Greg

So I have to say I'm not really happy with my purchase. It looks pretty cool and I thought I would try one out and maybe buy some as holiday gifts if I liked it. But the candle needs to be adjusted quite frequently and burns for only minutes at a time before you need to lengthen the candle or let it extinguish. Yes its a cool idea but it burns far too quickly for me to recommend it.

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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.