Where can you see the process of embalming?


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By law, people who are not relatives of the deceased are banned from witnessing an embalming. The curious can watch the embalming performed on YouTube, however, if they possess a computer with an Internet connection.

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Watching videos uploaded to YouTube by funeral homes may fail to answer all a curious person's questions about embalming. Fortunately, the Internet also hosts written descriptions of the process.

According to Everplans.com, the deceased is first given a disinfectant bath. Formaldehyde and other chemicals are pumped into the body, which in turn pushes out the blood. The eyes are closed with glue, the mouth is shut with sutures, the hair is styled, and makeup is applied. When dressed, the dearly departed is casketed and ready for visitors.

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