Cretian Water Urn

(2 customer reviews)
  • Simple elegant design
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Ideal for a water ceremony
  • FREE next day delivery*


Cretian Water Urn

This dignified water urn will make any water burial ceremony dignified and memorable.

Made of sand and a plant-based gel. Designed to float for few minutes, sink and dissolve completely in water, releasing the ashes into the water.

The ashes go into a specifically designed dissolvable bag, that is then placed inside the urn. For the ceremony, place the in the water. The urn will float, then as water starts to fill the urn through small holes at the base. Note – the urn may sink quickly or straight away if there is a large amount of ashes.

The urn will breakdown under natural processes, the length of time is variable over a number of hours, the exact time will depend on the temperature and the movement and current of the water. The higher the temperature and the greater the movement in water the faster the urn will dissolve.

We supply glue for the lid. Although you can simply remove the lid, carefully moisten the inside lip with a damp cloth and replace the lid and allow to seal.

Capacity and Dimensions:

Volume 4 litres – this is suitable for the ashes of one person.

Height 22.5cm,

Maximum diameter 20cm.

Dignified water urn

Water burials are a very dignified way to conduct a #4thceremony – you can cast petals, put last words on our promises notelets. While the simple water urn floats, you will have enough time to say some final words, prayers or thoughts. Many clients find that the simple presence of a body of water after the ceremony can help them to remember that person.

We consider these urns more suitable for deeper water below the low tide line. Please see our page on general guidance for ceremonies or river or the sea.

Finally, it is sensible idea to record where you conducted the ceremony for future generations, if you are on a boat the skipper will be able to tell you your eastings and northings.

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2 reviews for Cretian Water Urn

  1. Ray (verified owner)

    Excellent service, excellent quality! Delivered next day, very well packed and protected with biodegradable pieces. I’m very impressed with the quality of the urn, I didn’t expect it to be so smooth.
    Now we will be giving my brother a dignified send off. I was not looking forward to scattering his ashes by hand on to the sea. Fortunately where we are going there are steps down the harbour wall to the sea.
    Thank you ‘Scattering Ashes’

  2. Robin (verified owner)

    A quick note to say we had a good trip to the Lake Isle of Innisfree. We were blessed with beautiful weather (a rarity in Sligo) and our ceremony went off without incident. I attach a couple of pictures. The first is our friend Margaret with the urn just before boarding the boat. The second is the instant after the urn was placed in the water. It sank instantly as I had put the lid on slightly squint and the water filled it at once. The final one shows the area where it went.
    Thanks again for all your help in making this journey possible.
    Kind Regards,Robin

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