To start, it should be clear that home remedies do not necessarily cure. With hidradenitis suppurativa, this is the case, as it will only provide relief to allow for some comfort and return to normalcy in life. To get the best results from using tea tree oil, there are two ways to use it for this condition.
Tea tree oil applied directly to the affected area works wonders for hidradenitis suppurativa. Pick up a bottle of pure tea tree oil at a health food store or order online. Once you have it in your hands, take a bath or shower. It is completely safe to use but it is wise to do a patch test before intended use. Use the dropper or apply it to your fingertips to rub it on. Excessive rubbing is not necessary so avoid it to decrease the likelihood of irritation. After application, wrap yourself in a robe or towel to allow the oil to penetrate the skin and do its job.
As a second method, add tea tree oil to antibacterial soap when you wash. Place 2-3 drops in a bottle of body wash. Dial brand soap works great for many people. Tea tree oil tends to be very strong and comes in concentrated form. It possesses antiseptic properties that are also useful with other skin diseases to minimize symptoms. That is just how great this oil is, but never load up on tea tree oil. A severe reaction to this natural remedy is highly possible. Wash normally but often to give the skin steady doses of the antiseptic and antibacterial treatments to get best results. Bathing twice a day is a good idea here. Again, tea tree oil will not cure this disease but it can suppress it to some degree.