The most common method of scattering ashes is known as “casting” , which is basically tossing the ashes into the wind. Let’s talk about the WIND. Consider wind direction and try to cast down to prevent “blow-back”. The dense nature of human ashes combined with a fine powder forms a whitish-gray cloud when it becomes airborne.
Some families want to release the ashes all at once, and others want to spread the ashes as a group, each member taking a turn scattering the remains.
This family opted to split the ashes in individual envelopes, some DIY-ers use paper cups. Your family funeral director can make this process much easier if you need assistance or have questions regarding this process.
Scattering tubes and biodegradable scattering urns are also available.