Choosing the correct Urn size
Please Note: When we refer to "healthy" weight, we mean a weight prior to any illness that may have resulted in weight loss, if applicable.
• What was the approximate healthy body weight of the person or pet you are shopping for
. • One pound of healthy body weight will yield just less than 1 cubic inch of ash. Assume for shopping purposes that: 1 pound of healthy body weight = 1 cubic inch ash. Easy example: A cremated 100 pound person (healthy weight) will yield almost 100 cubic inches of ashes. So, if 1 pound = 1 cubic inch, you will need an urn that is approximately 90-100 cubic inches or larger.
• There are a lot of other factors that play into how much ashes you will actually receive from the crematorium. Cremated remains can vary in amount due to different cremation processes, temperature variations and the bone structure of the decedent. Because of that we can't guarantee 100% of the time that an urn will be large enough but if you follow these guide lines everything should be good.
• Buy an urn at least slightly larger than you need to avoid having the urn be too small for the ashes. Urn capacity can only be too small. You can use any size urn that holds more than you need.