Leave the earth, better
Return Home’s Terramation process ensures you continue making a difference by returning life-giving soil back to the earth. We strive to offer a natural, respectful process with transparent pricing.
Learn More About The Human Composting Process
What Is Terramation Or Human Composting?
Terramation is also known as natural organic reduction or human composting, and transforms human remains into life-giving soil.
Phase 1 - Laying In
The body is layed in a vessel along with organic materials such as alfalfa, straw and sawdust. Families and loved ones are invited to add letters, flowers, and other organic materials.
Phase 2 - Terramation
Oxygen flows through the vessel which stimulates microbes in the body to become super-active. These microbes quickly transform the body into organic matter.
Phase 3 - Curing
The soil is removed from the vessel to rest. Within 60-days the fertile soil is ready to return to the earth.
Phase 4 - Life Grows On
The soil is then delivered to the family to to be used to plant a memorial garden, a grove of trees or donated to nurture land in need of revitalization.
What To Do When You Lose A Loved One?
Call us and we’ll arrange transportation of your loved one's body from anywhere in the nation.
Our team of leading funeral experts will care for your loved one and, through terramation, transform them into nutrient-rich compost.
Your loved one will become fertile soil that allows new life to grow.