Technology and quality control! Typical unrefined, even organic virgin coconut oil manufacturing is rudimentary at best, usually with open air processing (often outdoors!) in less than optimal sanitary conditions, exposed to contaminants (bacteria, viruses, mold, insects, smoke, etc...) in a myriad of ways from start to finish. OCO, with it's unparalleled purity, uses premium organic coconuts processed under controlled conditions in a closed, and thus sanitary manner. Using a smart adaptation of the traditional wet milling method, along with proprietary, state of the art technology is the key to the OCO difference. This applied technology uses a unique centrifuge system, designed specifically to extract just the coconut oil, allowing gravity to effectively separate the oil from the fresh coconut milk at the molecular level without the use of heat,refrigeration, enzymes, solvents, fermentation, or vacuuming. The result of this highly simple, yet sophisticated extraction method is an oil that is so pristine and unadulterated that it still thinks it's hanging on the tree! Lab testing further ensures that OCO is as pure lipid as possible. In fact, the lab results state that OCO averages 0.03% retained moisture. That is drier than the world's driest rock (a meteorite called tektite) that averages 0.05% or less retained moisture. The higher retained moisture in most coconut oils is problematic because the water will bond with the medium chain triglycerides causing the oil molecules to hydrolyze, and degrade the product. Also, when there is retained moisture, bacterial, fungal, or viral contaminants may multiply despite coconut oil's innate antimicrobial properties. OCO has virtually no retained moisture, so it is inhospitable to hydrolysis and disease causing microorganisms. Another important detail to note is: the less retained moisture in the oil, the less water soluble impurities in the finished oil to weight it down and hinder absorption into the skin and hair. Generally, virgin coconut oils are the most desirable because they are unrefined, meaning the oil is more natural as it hasn't been purified, bleached, or deodorized. They are usually produced one of two ways: the quick drying method (most popular) or the wet milling method (the "traditional" way). The quick drying method puts fresh coconut meat into hot air tumblers. This dehydrated coconut meat is then mechanically pressed to extract the oil. During wet milling, the coconut milk is extracted by mechanically pressing fresh coconut meat. The coconut milk is then pressed to express the oil. This extracted oil is either boiled, refrigerated, fermented, vacuumed, exposed to enzymes, or centrifuged (usually with a centrifuge designed for dairy) to extract the water, then filtered. Depending on the choice, the look, taste, feel, and absorption of the finished oil varies.