Before the Funeral

Embalming

If you want to have the positive experience of viewing over an extended period (potentially at home) - accepting that the person has died - then the body needs to be fully embalmed.

Where the viewing period is shorter and at the funeral home then a light sanitisation is sufficient or an eco-prep might be your chosen option. (The eco-prep doesn't use formaldehyde or glutaraldehyde.)

Where the casket is kept closed, embalming may not be necessary.