Tea tree oil is an example of a topical herbal remedy for boils, according to Mayo Clinic. As of 2015, there is no strong scientific evidence that tea tree oil is effective for treating boils, and it can cause allergic reactions in some people.
Warm compresses, antibacterial soap, rubbing alcohol and medicated ointments are some home remedies for treating boils. Applying a warm compress and soaking the boil in warm water helps relive pain and draws pus to the surface, explains WebMD. Repetitious soaking helps the boil burst when it comes to a head. It also helps to wash the draining boil with antibacterial soap and then apply rubbing alcohol to it when the pus is gone. After this, it is best to apply a topical ointment and cover the boil with a bandage.