What to do With Ashes After Cremation?

Urn with questions marks next to scattering tubes and cremation pendant

It is a truly sombre experience to receive the ashes of your loved one. A person who you loved and cared for, making sure their funeral is handled properly is of the utmost importance. After you receive the ashes, you will probably be thinking what can i do with this? This article will discuss the methods many have been using to handle their loved ones' ashes with the utmost care and respect so you can know what to do in this difficult time.


The most common thing to do with ashes is to put them inside a lovely Urn. Urns are a beautiful way to handle the ashes of your loved ones as they allow you to keep them with you. You can hold your urn and remember the great times you had with your loved one. Urns can come in various different materials too so they can be suitable for any household or stylistic choice. Speaking of styles, urns have so many different designs that you can find something that will fit your aesthetic appeal perfectly. From different colours, to unique shapes and even beautiful art , urns are the way to go for something that will not only look great in your home but also provide you a way of handling your grief. Urns can usually be customised to include the name or an epitaph for your loved one, to truly make it feel personal to them. 


If urns don't seem like the right way to go for you, then you can always consider scattering the ashes of your loved one in their favourite place. Scattering Tubes are an ergonomic and eco friendly way of transporting and dispersing your loved ones ashes. They are designed in a way so that the ashes cannot be spilled until you are in the right position, after which you can puncture the paper hole in order to scatter their ashes seamlessly. Scattering is a beautiful ceremony that can provide you and your family with a sense of closure. It's great for families who wish to say a final goodbye and scattering is a truly touching event that can bring people together. 

Cremation Jewellery

If neither of those two options sound good for you or your family, you can always consider cremation jewellery. Cremation Jewellery are lovely pieces of jewellery such as a necklace or ring designed to hold a small portion of the ashes of your loved one. They are designed in such a way so as to be unassuming and look like standard pieces of jewellery. What makes them unique is that they can carry ash, so you have a way of keeping your loved one close to you at all times. They are beautiful pieces that help you have a tangible way of grieving your loved one and a way to keep them close even after they pass. 

Other Alternatives

Cremation ash tattoos are a new and unique way of celebrating your loved ones life. The tattoo artist puts a small amount of the ash and mixes it with the ink, which is then used for whatever tattoo design you choose. This can be a really meaningful way of paying tribute as tattoos are permanent, so it is a way of saying that they will be in your mind and heart forever. Some artisans can even smelt the ashes into a piece of jewellery when combined with another metal or alloy. This process can even be done with glass. Similar to cremation jewellery, this is a great way of incorporating your loved ones ashes in a way you can keep them close to you. 

These are a lot of the common ideas of ways you can treat your loved ones ashes after death, but this list is not exhaustive. Any idea is valid but we hope that we have helped you have found what you will be doing with their ashes. As Australia's largest urn store, Eternal Urns has an extensive range of the best quality urns, scattering tubes and cremation jewellery available, so check out our range today.