ADIPOCERE aka CORPSE WAX (Ask a Mortician)

Here’s a link to order some adipocere cream:
Just kidding there is no link WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.

Here are real links to get my first book for $2.99 (until 8/7):

And the paperback of my second book:

Thank you Patron deathlings, who make this all possible!

MY BOOKS on the funeral industry and death around the world (hardcover, ebook, or audiobook):

Order in the UK:

Co-Op Funeral Home in Seattle:

Undertaking LA:




Mortician: Caitlin Doughty
Writing & Research: Louise Hung (@LouiseHung1)
Editor & Graphics: Landis Blair (@landisblair)


“The Chemistry of Death – Adipocere degradation in modern graveyards”
S. Fielder, A.E. Berns, L. Schwarz, A.T. Whelk, M. Graw. Forensic Science International, Volume 257, Dec. 1, 2015

“Decay Process of a Cadaver”
João Pinheiro

“Goo of Death Helps Solve Mystery of Headless Corpse”

“Soap on a Bone: How Corpse Wax Forms”

“The effect of the method of burial on adipocere formation”
Forbes, Shari L.; Stuart, Barbara H.; Dent, Boyd B. Forensic Science International, Volume 154, Nov. 10, 2005

“Germany’s Tired Graveyards: A Rotten Way to Go?”

“Adipocere or Saponification”

“The Curious Case of Mrs. Ellenbogen”
N. Dhody, Anna. Expedition Magazine. Penn Museum, 2016 Web. 23 Jul 2018

“Soap on a Bone”

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