What is embalming?
July 12th, 2020
Simply put, embalming is the process of temporarily preserving a corpse by draining the blood and fluids from the body and replacing them with a chemical solution. Embalming came into demand to get the boys back home from the Civil War, giving families a chance to say goodbye. Getting embalmed is not something I would want for my own dead body. I'm too attached to the joy of my inevitable decomposition, but everyone should make their own choices for their own corpse.
July 14th, 2020
Embalming is the chemical preservation of a deceased person that delays decomposition for a few days. It gives a deceased person a more life-like appearance and enables the embalmer, or restorative artist, to make the body more presentable for a public viewing. It's useful for travel, for example, if a body needs to be shipped to a different country.