This method works for any double reed (or single reed for that matter):
Dilute a disinfectant such as Sterisol as directed. We make up about a pint at a time for dozens of reeds. Place your reed in the solution for up to 10 minutes. We do it for three minutes. Allow the reed to dry thoroughly. We recommend 4 hours or more.
If you don’t have Sterisol or an equivalent, consider using something that kills viruses. Mouthwash is not strong enough. Isopropyl alcohol at 91% is strong enough, but will possibly dry out the fibers of your reed. Do not use anything with a higher than 91% alcohol base. Do not use bleach or anything that is not safe for human consumption.
Our strong recommendation is to not share reeds. Most teachers test and share reeds with students. Consider this an excellent time to have your students start making, testing, and adjusting their own reeds.
from Brian Charles
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