7 Urns for Scattering on Water

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Scattering on the water is one of the most popular choices after cremation. Lakes and oceans are beautiful locations for a memorial ceremony, but factors like wind can ruin the experience of scattering cremains from a container. Thankfully, there are biodegradable urns available that are designed to make scattering on water a beautiful, memorable and healing experience.

All of the urns below are designed to float briefly before gracefully sinking into the water (except the Himalayan Salt Rock Urns).

1. The Journey Earthurn®

The Original Biodegradable Urn for Water.

The Journey Earthurn® is The Original™ biodegradable urn for water scattering. It is available in a variety of colors and sizes. Using the Medium and Mini Journey Earthurns, families can split remains among multiple people. This urn is also suitable for burial in the earth, and there are many more Earth Biodegradable Urns available if this is what you desire. Custom engraving is available on the Journey Earthurn.

2. The Memento Urn

Exit in Style

Create a unique and participatory goodbye ceremony with this urn by placing hand-written personal notes and messages into the top of the urn before placing it in water. The Memento Urn has won the prestigious Red Dot award for outstanding design.

3. The Serenity Urn

A Handmade Sendoff

Each Serenity(™) Urn is hand-crafted and hand-painted by skilled artisans. No glue is required for this urn, which instead seals securely using a leather cord. This urn is a perfect option for a beach and ocean lover. It is a beautiful, dignified vessel for a scattering at sea.

4. Sand & Gelatin Urns

The Timeless Option

Classic urn designs crafted from traditional eco-friendly materials. The Sand & Gelatin collection of water biodegradable urns will dissolve quickly in water thanks to their simple construction of vegan plant-based gelatin and good old-fashioned sand. The urn seals by simply wetting the area where the lid meets the base.

5. Himalayan Salt Rock Urns

Go Out with a Splash

Have you ever wondered what a 20lb urn looks like? Our Himalayan Salt Rock Urns are the only urns on this list that will not sink. They have to be gently placed in the water, and will sink rapidly. Or - throw the urn for one last cannonball - it’s your funeral after all!

6. Economy Pillow Urns

The Value Option

The most important thing about scattering at sea isn’t the urn itself, but the ceremony itself and the experience that the urn lets you create. Passages offers Value Priced Biodegradable Urns, like the Economy Pillow Urn pictured, to ensure dignified eco-friendly memorials are available to everyone. These urns ship flat-packed and must be assembled. Engraving is also available on Value Priced Urns.

7. The Turtle Urn

For Nature Lovers

It’s real, and it’s a favorite. The Turtle Urn is handmade from recycled paper using non-toxic glues. The turtle is designed to float briefly before taking on water and gracefully sinking. A true final castoff for a loved one, allowing their remains to return to nature when the urn naturally biodegrades.