The Water Cremation Process

With Water Cremation, an individual body, dressed or wrapped in a natural fibre such as silk or wool is gently placed in a clean, stainless steel vessel. A combination of flowing water (95%), alkaline (5%) and heat are used to accelerate the natural course of tissue hydrolysis. The process is completely automated. At the end of this process, the body has been returned to its chemical elements - amino acids, peptides, sugars and salts - dissolved in the water. There is no DNA link back to the person and the only solid remains are the bones. Remember – our bodies are 70% water to begin with. The only solid remains are the bones, just like flame cremation.

The bones are then gently placed into a cremulator and processed down to “Ash” (same as with flame cremation) and the “Ash” is then returned to the family in a biodegradable Urn.

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