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Aqua Cremation

Aqua Cremation Is A Gentle Process That Uses Water Instead Of Fire To Return A Body Back To Mother Nature

Aqua Cremation, also referred to as Aquamation or Alkaline Hydrolysis, is a method of final disposition that is now available for families in California.  

This form of final disposition combines a gentle water flow, even temperature, and alkalinity used to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials. Aquamation is the same process that occurs in nature when a loved one's body is laid to rest in the ground, although at an accelerated rate.

  • Over 90% energy savings when compared to flame-based cremation.
  • No burning of fossil fuels.​
  • No direct emissions of harmful greenhouse gases or mercury.

The process of aqua Cremation starts with the placement of a body in a stainless steel vessel. The vessel is filled with water and potassium hydroxide (alkali). The vessel's contents are then subjected to high temperatures to promote the breakdown of organic material. The process results in a sterile liquid and bone remains. The liquid is released back to our ecosystem, and the bone material is processed into a fine white powder.

Natural Grace Simple Aqua Cremation Service - $4995

This service includes: 

  • Pick up and transportation to our Care Center
  • Preparation of all documents including the completion of the death certificate and order of certified copies​
  • Refrigeration for up to 7 days
  • Transportation to the Aqua Cremation Facility
  • Water Cremation Process​
  • Return of remains to the family at one of our offices or to the home
  • Personal assistance from our Funeral Directors 24 hours a day 
  • Obituary Listing on the Natural Grace website, if desired
  • Disposition Permit ​
  • Notification to Social Security for the family​

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Viewing And Service Options Offered With The Aqua Cremation Service

  • Funeral Service staffing for 1 hour $595
  • Transportation to and from the viewing facility $295
  • Use of Coach for Transportation $595
  • Bathing, dressing, make-up, hair $295 ​
  • Autopsy Repair $395     
  • Embalming, if needed or desired, which includes bathing, dressing, and casketing $495  
  • Organ donation repair $195​
  • Facility fee - separate, and TBD​
  • Ceremonial Rental Casket $1295
  • Laying out in honor viewing presentation $295
  • Cremation container fabric presentation $95 

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