Ashes to Ashes

As the saying goes. When we scatter or bury our loved ones’ cremated remains, we do so with the belief that they will nurture the earth just as they nurtured our spirits. Science indicates, however, that the old saying is true: ashes placed into the earth will remain ashes forever. And that’s bad news for our environment.

Soil Loses Nutrients

We worked with an independent lab to understand why ashes are toxic to the environment. After a series of soil studies, we learned that the high pH level and excessive sodium content of cremated remains prevents them from releasing nutrients. No amount of soil will naturally offset these levels, so plants will grow around areas with cremated ash.

Life Begins Anew

A Living Memorial kit contains RTN soil, an organic mixture that blends with ash to create a nourishing environment scientifically proven to support plant life. Whether you want to plant a living memorial for your loved one or scatter their ashes across a favourite place, a Living Memorial kits helps you usher them into a new life.


You can mix the cremated ashes with our RTN soil at home, a safe and easy process. Now you’re free to explore several eco-friendly memorial options.


When combined with a loved one’s cremated remains, RTN soil frees your imagination to create a living memorial that embodies their spirit and the relationship you shared.


Rather than keep them in an urn, many find it natural to spread their loved one’s ashes across a special place. Wherever their ashes may blow, a Living Memorial kit ensures they give life back to the earth. We recommend letting them sit with our RTN soil mixture for 90-120 days to reach normal pH and sodium levels.


For those who’d rather not plant, a Living Memorial kit lets you bury ashes with the peace of mind that, when you return to that special place, it looks even more beautiful than when you left it.

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