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Unusual Things to Do With Ashes

Published: June 27, 2022

Cremation services in White Oak, TX are becoming a more popular option than burials. Because of this, gone are the days when remains were simply kept in an urn. Of course, this option is still available but if you would like something a little more unconventional, the sky is the limit…literally. Today, not only can you send your remains into space, but you can also have them transformed into entirely new items. Keep reading as we cover some of the most unique things you can do with your ashes.

Transforming the Remains

As mentioned, you can now have your ashes infused, mixed with, and added to things to totally transform them into something else.

  • Turning them into a Diamond - One example of this is having them turned into an actual diamond. There are companies that take a portion of your remains and, through a recreation of natural process in their lab, turn them into a diamond. You can then use this diamond as you would any other stone and have it set in a piece of jewelry or display it on a shelf or desk. The price varies and depends on how big you would like the diamond to be.
  • Creating a Vinyl - If music is more your thing, you can have your ashes infused with a vinyl record. These records also come with the option to have sound recorded on them. Families may choose a song that holds special meaning or a recording of the person’s voice. These records are also available with custom-designed sleeves to help honor your loved one even more.
  • Making a Living Coral Reef - If you are an environmentalist, you can have the ashes transformed into a coral reef. With this option, the remains are infused with an environmentally safe cement mixture that is designed to create artificial reef formations. It is then placed on the ocean floor as a permeant reminder and tribute.

Sending Remains to Space

If being an astronaut was always your dream, you can now send your remains into space. The company Celestis Memorial Spaceflights actually takes a portion of the cremated remains into near-space, Earth orbit, to the lunar surface, or beyond. These remains are launched and taken with actual space missions and the celebration includes launch site tours, interaction with astronauts, and more.

Cremation Tattoo

If you want to feel like your loved one is always with you, consider a cremation tattoo. These tattoos are just like any other tattoo with one exception; some of the remains are actually mixed with the tattoo ink before it’s applied. While this option may not be for everyone, it is becoming more widely known with more tattoo artists applying them.

Final Thoughts

You can see that there is no shortage of options for what you can do with your remains. And with cremation services in White Oak, TX growing more popular every year, there is no telling what options will be available in the future. Of course, if you prefer a more traditional urn, those are always an option, but it’s nice to know if you want something a little more unconventional, you have plenty of choices as well.

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