4 D Acres

  (Louisburg, Kansas)
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Educating the Value-Driven Consumer

How do you know what you are buying? How do you separate marketing hype from facts? Is price point all you consider when you are purchasing products that you gravitate to because of their health value?

Emu oil, for all its positive qualities, does not escape from the hard pitches and advertising gimmicks. It is our desire at 4D Acres to educate consumers, so that they know just what they are getting when they exchange their hard-earned money for our products.

Does your oil make the grade?

Emu oil is classified into three grades*, A, B and C. Grade A emu oil must be fully refined and meet the international trade rules for Grade A emu oil.

Grade B emu oil has been fully refined, but does not meet the international trade rules for Grade A emu oil. It is commonly used in products or and is sold for use on animals by 4 D Acres.

Grade C emu oil has been rendered, but not refined. It is used in the making of lye soap and for light industrial use.

*pharmaceutical grade, cosmetic grade , triple refined; these are marketing terms used by some product companies and add nothing to the quality of the oil.

What determines quality in emu oil?

The feeding and care of the birds can affect the quality of the oil. If quality is important to you, you might want to know exactly where your oil is coming from and what the diet of the birds producing that oil is. Poor feed will result in a lesser quality oil.

Proper care and age of the emu fat will and can also determine the quality of the oil. Fat that is stored too long cannot be brought up to Grade A standards.

The color of oil is another factor. While the color of the oil may meet the tolerances of a Grade A emu oil, 4 D Acres only sells creamy white emu oil. Any color variation is automatically downgraded to Grade B. The Ultra Emu Oil ™ and the Clear Emu Oil offered by 4 D Acres only come from creamy white oil.

AEA Certified Emu Oil?

AEA (American Emu Association) Certified Emu Oil is pure emu oil that has been tested by an AOCS (American Oil Chemist Society) certified chemist and has been certified to meet the stringent specifications for the Emu Oil Fully Refined Trade rules. This well-documented certification process ensures that the emu oil has been tested and has achieved the specifications of Pure Fully Refined Emu Oil. A sample is held in storage and can be pulled for testing if there is any question of product purity. Only pure emu oil that has gone through this stringent process can carry the AEA Certification Seal. (as shown)

All companies must be registered with the American Emu Association in order to sell and carry the American Emu Association Certified Fully Refined seal on their label, websites and/or advertising.

Does the refining process matter?

This is a question that many people have. Because some refining methods are terribly inefficient and totally ineffective at producing a safe, consistent, top quality, stable finished product, it is important to consider the source of your emu oil and its refining process. The two most common refining methods are molecular distillation and physical refining.

Molecular distillation is popular in the cosmetics industry, maybe most notably for stripping vitamin E from soybean oil so that it can be used in other products and applications. It can however be ineffective for emu oil because it could potentially strip essential properties from the oil as it is not completely understood what the exact components of emu oil are that deliver its amazing benefits. Molecular distillation involves spinning the oil over metal plates at variable speeds with the intent of separating the impurities, but it has not been proven to be effective with emu oil. In fact, the process can leave high levels of peroxide which will cause the oxidization of the oil, creating a rapid turning of the oil to a rancid state.

4 D Acres chooses to use a refinery that uses the physical refining method. Physical refining does not add any chemicals to the oil as some websites would lead you to believe. The process is all-natural and environmentally safe, using natural clays to treat the oil, removing impurities, pigments and bacteria. No harsh chemicals are used.

It is our desire to bring you the highest quality product at the fairest price. We hope that the next time you consider an emu oil purchase, that you will consider 4 D Acres emu oil.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@4dacres.com with any questions or comments.


This Isn’t Just Any Dog and Pony Show

If you were to have a dog and pony show – a travelling circus in the late 19th, early 20thcenturies – you’d want your dogs and ponies to be in tip top shape! 4 D Acres can help! It’s no dog trick that you can keep your pet’s coat shiny and healthy by adding emu oil to their diet with just a few drops in their food. The rich emollients in the emu oil also help restore the beauty to their hair when added to your favorite pet shampoo. If your pet has had a real dog day and injured itself, the transdermal properties of the emu oil speed healing and aids in reduced scarring. See what this dog lover has to say about Rusty's Refined Emu Oil.
Our dog ZAPATO is a large black and silver German Shepherd and Lab mix. We were told she was allergic to the saliva in flea bites, so every time she was bitten it caused a large red bump. Her vet put her on medication for 2 months and finally the bumps were gone. But then we had another problem, the medication had left her skin dry as toast, and she had huge white flakes in her fur. It looked like a very bad case of dandruff. What her vet sold me didn't work, and the biting and scratching got worst. Then I remembered buying Rusty's Refined Emu Oil and started using it on her problem areas. It calmed her skin down immediately and gave her much needed relief. Now after 3 weeks here dry skin condition is gone and so are the white flakes. ZAPATO's coat feel like silk and is in beautiful condition. I used a small amount of oil and rubbed it in with my fingers by giving her a puppy massage. Thank you Rusty and Mike - CL & ZAPATO TOO Merriam KS
We’re not horsing around with your ponies either. Does your equine have cracked hooves or open wounds from fences or equipment? Equine Aid is a deep penetrating, non-irritating, highly moisturizing, all natural nutritional supplement to the skin. Keep one in your first aid kit. Don’t take it from us. Check out this reviews by some of our faithful customers.
At the Farm and Ranch Show this week I learned for the first time of emu oil, and the benefits it can have for cuts on horses. I decided to buy some to have on hand, just in case. Unbelievably enough this very Friday our 8 month old filly didn't like that we moved her mother to another location. One of the benefits for doing this was to try to wean the filly. But she panicked tonight and jumped the neighbor's fence that is chain link with a hot wire and barbed wire on top. She received about 6 different very large gashes across her chest and above her leg. I called our vet but could not get a hold of anyone. I thought of the emu oil that I had just purchased. I applied it with a Q-tip, but I wanted to confirm are we supposed to do anything else besides apply it twice a day? How much of it are we supposed to try and get into or onto the cuts? The timing of all this I whole heart believe it's nothing short of a miracle. The Lord's guidance was definitely involved in the decision to purchase the Equine Aide. Thank You, - I. B. Wichita, Kansas
  Just when you thought the show was over:  
I want to thank you for letting me know that the Emu Oil would be safe in treating my cat (Angel's) wound. She was hurt and I found out late in the evening. I noticed she had a lump on her side, when I went to investigate the wound erupted. I cleaned her up and she was not happy. After calling you I put Emu Oil on the wound and the next morning it was healed. What a miracle. I was already convinced you have a great product, but after this it was confirmed beyond belief. I saved a lot of money and worry by using the (Emu) oil and it was easier on Angel. She is not fond of the ride to the vet. Thank you! so so much! - S.T. Shawnee, KS
  So whether you have dogs or ponies or a herd of cats, consider 4 D Acres Emu Oil Products for your pets. Rusty's Refined Emu Oil and Equine Aid are grade B oil, which means that it is refined but does not meet the international trade rules for a grade A oil. Perfect for animal use.
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