Distinguished SOTW Member
TENOR, soprano, alto, baritone
It was discussed here years ago, but in case you missed it, regular drugstore hydrogen peroxide is the closest thing to 'reed juice' you'll ever find. I highly recommend keeping your reeds in a LaVoz Reedguard, but sometimes they will need cleaning. Pour out some hydrogen peroxide in a little medicine cup or something, take a soft toothbrush, wet it with the stuff and carefully scrub the entire reed. Wipe it off with a paper towel. The Reedguard should be cleaned (rinsed) with it too before the damp reeds are put back in. If you ever put a reed on that has a smell or looks dirty, don't throw it away if it's still playing - wash it! The stuff is 97% distilled water with 3% hydrogen peroxide - it kills germs, mildew, algae or anything else like that plus cleans the dirt, saliva, sugars, whatever off and out of the reed. Nothing better! BTW, the stuff is used as a mouthwash, so it's pretty safe as long as you don't guzzle it down. Also it doesn't make a good mixer!