The Basics of Embalming

Made famous by the ancient Egyptians, the process of embalming is used to preserve the body. These days, the preservation is temporary, giving loved ones a wider range of time to plan a funeral or memorial service. In this article we’ll cover topics like:

  • Is embalming necessary?  

  • How it works

Is Embalming Necessary?
The service is not required by law, but is almost always requested for traditional burials. It is strongly recommended for any body that is held for several days before a service. 

How it works
The funeral director or mortician will drain the fluids from a body and insert chemicals that preserve a body.