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Hydrogen Peroxide can work in a pinch, but isn’t recommended for continual use. As has been stated, it is advised to use new reeds. Every read play different, and encouraging students to discover this by breaking in their own is beneficial to them. It may hurt to toss out reeds that appear to be well off, but having the students keep their own stock of reeds will help out more than giving them used ones. This follows along with giving the student a sense of responsibility to take care of their own reeds, and accountability for having their own as well. If it is not ideal for your situation, using watered down hydrogen peroxide will be perfectly acceptable.