Organic Shea Butter is based on the harvest and processing of organic Shea kernels. The kernels are cold expeller pressed to exude the butter. The butter is then heated to a liquid state to allow for filtration through organic clays (diatomaceous earth) and carbon. After filtration, the Shea butter is injected with steam to help eliminate the volatile oils which can contribute to odor. This entire process is considered organic making it perfect for use in cosmetics.