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You won’t see me posting about a ton of products that come in plastic packaging, but this organic self tanner is worth it.

Organic self tanner can be an absolute godsend. This becomes doubly true if you’re super pale and live in the midwest. Ie. have no sun during the winters.

I fall into both those categories so I’ve tried lots of self tanners over the year.

My biggest concern has always been the toxins. Well, the toxins and also looking orange.

I was so excited when I happened upon the perfect Beauty by Earth organic self tanner that actually works! Yes people, I’m talking a nice golden bronze color.

I was even more pleased when I did a little research on the Beauty by Earth brand and saw that all of their products are really responsible in the toxins department. I always prefer to support a brand that is making all of their products the right way, versus a brand that has one safe product mixed in with a bunch of unsafe ones.

Below I’m sharing my favorite organic self tanner, and exactly how I use it!

PS. If you want to skip right to the video version, you can watch my Organic Self Tanner Video Review!

Beauty by Earth Organic Self Tanner

I’ve officially been using the Beauty by Earth Organic Self Tanner for a few years.

I don’t use it all the time. Mostly I just accept that I am pretty pale.

However, typically before vacations somewhere warm, I’ll dig through my cosmetics goodies and pull out the Beauty by Earth Organic Self Tanner. Like I mentioned above, now that I am moving more towards a zero waste lifestyle, it’s disappointing that it comes in a plastic tube, but I have not found a better solution yet.

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At a minimum, I’m happy to help people switch to an organic toxin free self tanner, versus a big brand name full of dangerous ingredients.

Beauty by Earth Organic Self Tanner Lotion Ingredients

The full list of ingredients for the Beauty by Earth Organic Self Tanner are: Water, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Organic Shea Butter, Dihydroxyacetone (DHA – Sugar Cane Derived), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Organic Coconut Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Organic Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract, Organic Pomegranate Extract, Organic Witch Hazel Extract, Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Coconut Pulp Extract, Vanilla Fruit Extract

The product is rated a 2 on the Think Dirty App.

organic self tanner beauty by earth think dirty rating

It’s rated a 1 on the EWG SkinDeep Database.

organic self tanner beauty by earth EWG rating

What this means is, you can get glowy bronze skin, without the risk of sun damage or even skin cancer!

My Organic Self Tanner Application Instructions

Everyone has a little bit of a different self tanner application game. There are gloves, no gloves, and all sorts of crazy methods to get that “perfect” even coverage.

My process is this:

  1. Exfoliate in the shower before I plan on applying the self tanner (this gets rid of extra dry skin that could then flake and peel off leaving strange patches)
  2. Apply regular lotion on my hands, feet, knees, elbows and anywhere else I’ve seen extra dark patches show up in the past
  3. Start applying tanning lotion a few body parts at a time, starting at my legs and working my way up. (I typically do both legs, then wash my hands thoroughly, then stomach and chest area, repeat hand washing, and then arms, and another handwashing. I feel like the frequent hand washing helps from getting any orange or dark spots on my hands)
  4. Make sure all lotion spots are rubbed in.
  5. Final thorough hand wash.
  6. Repeat depending on how dark of a glow you want!

I typically apply 2-4 times before heading out on a trip. It really depends how much of a glow you want. The tanner builds on itself so you will just get bronzier and darker the more you add. 

How to Handle Organic Self Tanner Oopsies

You guys, this has happened to all of us. You forgot to rub a spot in all the way. You applied too much. Whatever happened, don’t walk around with weird tan spots, you can fix it!

I recently got some extra spots on my feet (normally I just avoid my feet mostly but I got a little overzealous) and needed a fix. I looked up some natural fixes and actually ended up using my toxin free nail polish remover. Crazy, huh?

I applied the toxin free nail polish remover (Karma Naturals) to a Q-tip and then rubbed on the dark spot and it came right off. Magic!

I also read that lemon juice can do the same thing.

Needless to say, get rid of those spotty marks before you hit the pool.

I hope this is a little reminder and some inspiration that beauty products don’t need to be full of toxins and chemicals to work. They can even be organic. Woot, woot!

To find out more about finding and purchasing toxin free beauty products, check out the Beginner’s Guide to Non Toxic Beauty Products. PS. Are you kind of a skincare lover? We picked the best clean beauty gifts for skincare addicts. Check it out, you may just find something you love!