Body Care


We like to keep things natural and organic with our body care, using essentials oil, biodegradable and chemical free products. We make our own restorative creams and use minimal make up.

We don’t use refrigeration; instead we use ice bottles. We treat those we take care of with the utmost respect and consideration at all times, referring to them by their first names and gently caring for them in a quiet and sacred location.

We can come to you and work in your home or you can come to us; where you can be part of the body care process, as much or as little as you would like.

It is a modern myth that embalming is essential, although at times it is necessary. The funeral process does not need to take place any quicker than usual, as we are able to take care naturally for a week or more.

  • Cleansing and washing a person’s body using essential oils to control bacteria and scent the body
  • Closing of the eyes and the mouth 
  • Homemade hydrating creams for preservation
  • Natural ways of cooling using ice and air conditioning. Refrigeration is not used
  • Body care in the family home or at our place
  • Facilitating family to take care of loved ones at home visiting daily
  • Dressing in clothing of your choice or shrouding in cotton, linen or silk
  • Minimal use of make-up

What is Embalming?

Embalming is the process of reversing the bacterial reactions that begin in the stomach and the blood when death occurs

  • Closing of the eyes and the mouth
  • Washing and cleansing a person’s body
  • Removing any excess fluids
  • Replacing the blood with a preservative

When is Embalming needed?

People more likely to require embalming may include those

  • With excess fluid and excess body weight
  • Prolonged cancer medication
  • A distended abdomen that is full of fluid or gas
  • Case by case basis
  • Or being transported overseas


Get in touch with
The Natural Funeral Company

To be in touch with The Natural Funeral Company
Please use the enquiry form to the right or call us on 021 234 5650

Or visit us at 120 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021