Tea Tree Oil Spray and Tinea Versicolor


Even though Tinea Versicolor (a fungal skin problem) is related to what is going on inside of your body, sometimes you just need a quick fix.  I have had Tinea my entire adult life and have tried everything.  The first doctor I went to told me that I should get a tan to reduce its appearance (I am not joking…she clearly doesn’t understand Tinea)  and then she laughed at me when I asked her if soap would make it worse which made me feel stupid, then she prescribed something for jock itch.  The next doctor prescribed Selson Blue which is a pain in the ass to keep up with.  Ughhh.

After trying these treatments I decided that I didn’t want to expose myself to all these chemicals, so while at New Seasons Market I asked a woman in the wellness department if she had any suggestions for my fungal skin problem and she showed me a tea tree oil spray made by Desert Essence.  It has a strong frangrance but it works so well!  In a week of using it once per day the Tinea disappears!  It comes back after I quit using it, but until I figure out how to balance out whatever forces are going on inside of me, it’s nice to have a quick solution, especially during bathing suit season.


Author: Action is Eloquence

I live in Grants Pass, Oregon with my wonderful husband and am in the process of re-imagining a new life for myself! I just moved from Portland where I spent the last 11 years on a metaphorical runway and now am ready to take off. College, a marriage, several customer service jobs, death, fear and shyness were all teachers, but it's time for me to take what I learned and use my talents to make a better life for myself and give back to the community. I have a passion for helping people remember their relationship with nature. I went to Portland State University where I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy with a specialization in Sustainability Education. I enjoy blogging because it is a way for me to help others regain this relationship and learn how to care for the Earth by living more simply and mindfully. Traditional cooking, natural building, living simply, permaculture and ecopsychology are my favorite subjects and I have a new obsession with eating bugs as a way to help live a more sustainable life. I only appear quiet and reserved until someone gets me going any of these topics!

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