Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week

Embalming Funeral Industry News GROW July 18, 2021
Embalming Tip of the week

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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.

Hope you all are enjoying these li’l tips here with me at the home of the #EmbalmingTipOfTheWeek!

Cold Hands Embalming Tip of the Week: Use massage cream and a safety pin 🧷 to keep your adhesive from drying out prematurely

If you are like me you HATE to reach for a tube of adhesive just to find the little tube (which has been used only ONCE) is clogged and glued shut.

Countless “clothing only” scissors ✂️ have been abused in prep rooms around the world due to this unfortunate yet repeatedly accurate situation.

I gained this tip from another Embalmer who was happy to have me share it.

Here is how it works:

  • Simply “burp” the adhesive bottle by squeezing ever so gently to release and air bubbles
  • Wipe the tip clean with alcohol (I keep little single use disposable alcohol pads handy for this)
  • Dip your safety pin 🧷 in massage cream of your favorite brand and insert into the nozzle
  • Store adhesive bottle UPRIGHT

Hope you like this week’s tip! Until next time Happy Embalming

Deathcare professionals: To gain online support for the embalming tips, visit Cold Hands Answers at Generation Mortuary Support offers ongoing online continuing education opportunities for deathcare professionals! Next up is Death of a Pet: How to Prepare the Body for Viewing on July 22, 2021, for which you may register here.