Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week
We are excited to collaborate with Cold Hands and Monica Torres, renowned licensed funeral director, embalmer, cremationist, cosmetic reconstructive specialist, desairologist, and owner/founder of NXT Generation Mortuary Support! Every week Connecting Directors will now share “Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week,” which Monica posts each Sunday afternoon to her Instagram channel@coldhandshosts.
Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week: Use an empty syringe to apply mastic compound
Mastic compound is a wonderful accessory to have and use but it can get a bit messy sometimes. I load up different size syringes with mastic compound and keep them ready to go. This convenient application method works well in any small space requiring detail and a steady hand.
Some of the many areas I use this application method are:
–shaping or sealing depressed/enucleated eyes
–sealing a small incision
–shaping the mouth
Apply saran wrap over the the tip of the syringe to prevent the mastic compound from drying out.
Hope you like this week’s tip! Until next week Happy Embalming.
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