Unlike other companies that use chemicals, Nutiva Refined Coconut Oil is made through a steam refining process. Absolutely no chemicals are used! The benefit of refined coconut oil is that it has a higher smoke point than virgin coconut oil. You can cook with it at up to 400°F (versus 350°F for virgin coconut oil). It also has a neutral scent and flavour (versus virgin coconut oil which has a distinct coconut smell and flavor). This makes it ideal for recipes where a coconut flavour is not desired. Refined Coconut Oil also packs the same benefits as Virgin Coconut Oil such as Medium Chain Triglycerides and plenty of Lauric Acid to keep you feeling and eating your best!