Natural Burials: The Basics
Losing a loved one requires the surviving family members to make important decisions, such as the final burial of the remains. Traditionally, families had two options for disposing of a deceased person's remains. The body was either embalmed and buried, or cremated. A more recent alternative is called a natural, or green, burial. This article tales a closer look at the process. What is natural burial? In traditional burials, embalming fluid, which often contains toxic chemicals, is placed into the body of the deceased.