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Southern California Terramation (Human Composting) Services

Terramation Options

Make Your Last Act One That Gives Back

We are thrilled to announce that, in partnership with Return Home, Clarity Funerals and Cremation is the first provider of Terramation in southern California. Terramation, also known as human composting, is the process of gently transforming human remains into life-giving soil using only alfalfa, straw, and sawdust. The soil produced can then be used anywhere, from a cemetery or personal memorial garden to being scattered in a sacred place, much like cremated remains. Any soil you do not wish to take is donated to a privately protected piece of land in need of revitalization, known as the “Woodland.”

Contact us to start your Terramation arrangements. These arrangements include:

  • Transfer of remains to funeral home
  • Preparation, care, and handling of remains
  • One hour viewing in our mock vessel
  • Transportation to a common carrier and coordination with Return Home for transport to SeaTac Airport
  • Disposition of remains into compost through the process of Terramation (Natural Organic Reduction)
  • Packaging and pickup of soil at the Auburn, WA facility
  • Includes air tray for transportation
  • Airline (common carrier) fees and destination funeral charges are not included
  • Can only ship soil within the United States and Canada (additional charges apply)

Make Your Arrangements

Contact Us to Start Your Terramation Arrangements: $6,950

Terramation Process | What To Expect

About The Terramation Process

Step 1: Laying In

A laying in allows you to bid your loved one farewell in person or virtually, much like a traditional funeral service. In this step, your loved one is placed in a specially designed, sealed vessel along with alfalfa, straw, and sawdust.

Step 2: Terramation

After the individual is placed in the vessel, oxygen begins to flow through the vessel, stimulating naturally occurring microbes in the body to transform the remains into life-giving soil in 60-90 days.

Step 3: Resting

After the Terramation process is complete, the soil is left to rest and cool for an additional 30 days.

Step 4: Life Grows On

From here, the beautiful, life-giving soil is ready to be returned to the family or scattered on a privately protected piece of land in need of revitalization called the “Woodland.”

Terramation (Human Composting) FAQs

Terramation Frequently Asked Questions

The Terramation (human composting) process gently transforms human remains into soil by stimulating naturally occurring microbes in the body using moisture and oxygen. This process simply speeds up natural decomposition, but in a controlled environment where the soil can then be safely returned to the family.

The Terramation (human composting) process produces roughly 1.5 cubic yards of soil. You can choose to take as much or as little as you would like. The soil produced is safe, nutrient-rich, and perfect for a garden or potted plant.

The Terramation process can take anywhere from 60-90 days. This includes 30-60 days in an individual vessel and an additional 30 days for the soil the cure/rest.

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Santa Ana, CA 92703

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