Member Benefits

The American Essential Oil Trade Association Incorporated, dba AEOTA, filed for incorporation as a nonstock corporation on October 27th, and the application was processed and completed the week later. In 2015, we will apply to the IRS for tax-exempt status under IRC 501(c)(6) as a business league.

All Individuals who share a common interest in setting safe, ethical standards for, and self-regulating of, the essential oil and aromatherapy products industry, and/or improving the business interests of this industry, are eligible to apply for Membership in the American Essential Oil Trade Association Incorporated.

All Members must agree to the AEOTA Ethics Statement, and to having the staff review their website and any available social networking sites for compliance with the Ethics Statement, and to having periodic reviews. Failure to comply with the Ethics Statement will result in suspended membership, and 15 business days to address any concerns.  Failure to remedy the situation will result in cancelling Membership in the Trade Association. All Membership are Individual Memberships and the person who applies for Membership is responsible for compliance when they represent a business entity. Please review the two levels of Membership and corresponding benefits before applying for Membership. Neither eNewsletter subscriptions or Dues are refundable, so please review the Marketing Tips for helpful hints in order to prepare for Membership. All Members in Good Standing have one vote, when issues are brought to the Membership for vote.

The AEOTA has a “Seal of Approval” graphic which Members in Good Standing are eligible to display on their print and digital marketing and labeling, as long as they remain a Member in Good Standing.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

BASIC LEVEL MEMBER – $75 per year

  • Benefits include a subscription to the eNewsletter
  • Name and Business listed on the Meet our Members web page, by geographic area*
  • Listing will be linked to Members Website or Facebook Business Page (optional)

GOLD LEVEL MEMBER – $150 per year

  • Benefits include a subscription to the eNewsletter
  • Name and Business listed on the Meet our Members web page, by geographic area
  • Listing will be linked to Members Website or Facebook Business Page (optional)
  • Button Ad Graphic on the Gold Level Member page**
  • Free Graphic Design – IAB standard Rectangle Ad, 180 x 150 pixels (optional)

CORPORATE SPONSOR – $240 per year

  • Corporate Sponsors have all the requirements if Individual Members and must Agree to the Ethics Statement
  • All the benefits of Gold Level Membership plus the following:
    • Listing on Corporate Sponsor Top Level Page, linked to their own Sponsored Page!
    • Ad Banner Graphic on Right Side Navigation (336 x 70 pixels)
    • Advertising space in monthly eNewsletter
    • Weekly Ad allowed on AEOTA Facebook Business Page and/or Facebook Group!
    • Editorial opportunities in monthly eNewsletter! Email sue@aeota.org for details!

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PLEASE note, once your payment has been received, your website and any social networking sites will be reviewed for compliance with the Ethics Statement. If there are any issues, you will be notified within 48 hours. There will also be periodic spot checks. Once your membership is approved, you will be sent a link to the Member Seal which you may display on your website as long as you remain a Member in Good Standing.

DISCLAIMER: We we are a nonprofit business league, dues and subscriptions are nonrefundable. Please review the benefits and obligations of Membership in the Trade Association, including the Ethics Statement agreement and mandatory reviews of all Members online marketing. We are not a charity – we will be applying for tax exempt status under IRC 501(c)(6) as business league in 2015. Member Dues or donation to a 501(c)(6) are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Please consult with your accountant to determine your Trade Association Dues are deductible as a business expense. Thank You!

* Members will be listed on the Meet the Members page by Geographic Area, in the order applications are received & paid. Once we reach 200 Members, we will add States, and Member listings will be moved into Alphabetical order by business name, or last name. International Members will be listed under “International”.
** Gold Level Member Ads will be displayed in the order order applications are received & paid. Once we reach 50 Gold Level Members, then the Ads will be moved into Alphabetical order by business name, or if no business, by last name.