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The Terramation (Human Composting) Process

Leave the earth, better.

Return Home’s Terramation process ensures your last act on earth is one that gives back to it by returning life-giving soil to the earth. We strive to offer a natural, respectful, transparent process with transparent pricing.

Learn more about the Terramation (Human Composting) process below.

Our Terramation Process

What Is Terramation Or Human Composting?

Terramation™, also known as natural organic reduction or human composting, is the act of gently transforming human remains into life-giving soil.

Our process is the most transparent, gentle, and ethical, showing love and kindness to everyone that comes to our facility.


Laying In

Our laying in service allows families to bid their loved ones farewell in person or virtually while also adorning them with items that show love and celebrate their memory.

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Oxygen flows through the vessel which stimulates microbes in the body. These microbes rapidly transform the body into soil in just 30 days.

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The soil is screened for inorganics and placed into a cube to rest and cool for the next 30 days.

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Life Grows On

Beautiful life-giving soil is ready to be returned home to the family or to be scattered at The Woodland.

Getting Started

How To Get Started

Our human composting (Terramation) process empowers families to make death care decisions that help make the world a better place.


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If you need immediate assistance, please call us at (206) 888-HOME. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.

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