WHAT IS FLAME CREMATION?
Cremation may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite and as an alternative to the burial or interment of an intact dead body. In some countries, including India and Nepal, cremation on an open-air pyre is an ancient tradition. Starting in the 19th century, cremation was introduced or reintroduced into other parts of the world. In modern times, cremation is commonly carried out with a closed furnace (cremator), at a crematorium.
Cremation leaves behind an average of 2.4 kg of remains, known as "ashes" or "cremains". This is not actual ash but unburnt fragments of bone mineral, which are commonly ground down into powder. They do not constitute a health risk and may be buried, interred in a memorial site, retained by relatives or scattered in various ways.
There are many methods of scattering ashes that are becoming increasingly popular such as:
Water or sea scattering, airplane scattering, standard scattering in one or multiple favorite places of the deceased. With that said, there are a myriad of alternative ash scattering services that fit every need and want. This ranges from shotgun shells filled with cremation ashes to hot air balloons. Below are some of the various services we've identified in the 'alt ash scattering service space
LET OUR IN-HOME COUNSELORS DISCUSS THIS OPTION IN PRE-PLANNING A FUNERAL FOR YOU OR A LOVED ONE TODAY. CALL OR USE OUR CHAT FEATURE TO SCHEDULE AN IN-HOME VISIT TODAY.