this is a 100% pure essential oil, Manufactures by by steam distillation. This Essential oil can be used for multi purpose reasons. like Aromatherapy, The oil can strengthen skin, hair, and nails; it has a great way to prevent scalp damage from its moisturizing properties. This can also act as a tool to prevent lice and itchy scalp. These are some of many reasons why some nail salons, like mine, use it on cuticles as well as faces after waxing. Acrylic and other chemicals on your nails can damage not only your nails but the skin around the fingernails as well. Because of this, the pineapple oil is a great way to strengthen those nails and skin.