To Embalm or Not To Embalm? That Is Not The Question

The Question is: What Does Embalming Do To A Body?
And more specifically: What Does Embalming Do To A Loved One?

Embalming is a Temporary Preservative, like Nitrates in your Sausage.
It will last for the Viewing of a Body but not much longer.
It is done only to Showcase the Face & Hands.

Embalming puts Horrible Things inside the Body:

  • Phenol-soaked cotton pushed into anus & vagina
  • Gallons of Formalin (a cocktail of formaldehyde, methanol, phenol & pink dye)
  • Superglue
  • Duct Tape
  • Caulk Putty

A Trocar (2 foot long metal arrow) connected to a Shop-Vac driven into the abdomen and vacuumed out.

Formaldehyde, the Main Ingredient in Formalin, is a Cancer-Causing Carcinogen per OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration). It is classified a “Hazardous Waste” by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).

Learn the Full 15 Embalming Steps.

And most importantly, know that: Embalming Is Not Required By Any Law. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Mark Noonan, Founder – Farewell Project
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3 Comments. Leave new

  • Melissa Walters
    February 27, 2022 10:25 pm

    Now I know when I worked at a funeral home why I was never permitted in the embalming room.

  • GildPage Sara
    March 12, 2022 3:33 am

    Omg the things they do to a body! If in a car accident will they do it after the person dies with or less without permission

  • The best way to die is to be cremated and then have your loved ones sprinkle your ashes in the ocean ocean. The most this will cost you what’s the school cost Joe is $3000 to be craymated and they put your ashes in a paper carton.


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