Quite Simply, white vinegar is DEAD! It's not a product that makes you or your laundry alive, radiant, and abundant.
If you want a vinegar that works, look for a truly raw product that has not been pasteurized which is a process that heats the product well above it's boiling point for a good period of time essentially killing all the benefits of using the product.
We love to buy products that work and where a noticeable difference in quality can be seen or felt. Therefore, we recommend buying only organic apple cider vinegar and avoiding the most commonly used genetically modified organisms (GMO's) that make up the entire industry of white vinegar. If your using white vinegar, the chances of it being GMO are about 100% given organic white vinegar is not only difficult to find, but it's also very expensive especially for chores such as doing the laundry.
Not only is organic apple cider vinegar a cheaper solution, but it is also a much cleaner option considering apples are much more widely accepted as opposed to vinegars made from gluten which many people with gluten sensitivities mistakenly use. This is even more important with laundry which most often uses our most sensitive feeling through touching the skin on a constant basis.
When purchasing an apple cider vinegar, you’ll want to avoid the perfectly clear, “sparkling clean” varieties you commonly see on grocery store shelves. Instead, you want organic, unfiltered, unprocessed apple cider vinegar, which is murky and brown. When you try to look through it, you will notice a cobweb-like substance floating in it. This is known as the “mother" and it indicates your vinegar is of good quality.
The reason manufacturers distill vinegar is to remove this rather murky looking stuff that most folks won’t buy. But in this case, it’s the murky looking stuff you want. As with everything else, the more processed a food is, the less nutritious, and this holds true for apple cider vinegar.
The first vinegar was the result of an ancient accident. Long ago, someone stored a keg of wine too long (presumably a poorly sealed one that allowed oxygen in). When the eager drinkers opened it, they found a sour liquid instead of wine. The name “vinegar” comes from the French words for “sour wine.”