Charcoal Teeth Whitening- Powder vs Toothpaste

Charcoal teeth whitening is very popular at the moment, and it should be, it’s a cheap, all natural way of lifting stains from your teeth. There are 2 basic ways of using it, either simply as toothpaste or by applying it to your teeth in powder form after you’ve brushed as normal. I’m going to review one powder charcoal and one toothpaste and share with you guys. (Don’t worry I’m not getting paid, this is an honest review).

The toothpaste I bought isActive Bamboo Charcoal Black Toothpaste’ from Amazon. It promises; natural teeth whitening, gum protection, and fresher breath and it’s priced at only £8.99 with free UK delivery. 

Its a very smooth substance when it comes out of the tube, the manufacturer describes it as “low in abrasion” in order not to damage the enamel.


When you brush your teeth you don’t need to use that much of it, it sort of foams up as you brush turning from pitch black to a grey colour. It doesn’t have a very strong taste, its got a subtle menthol/minty taste but it’s not bad in any way.


The powder I bought is ‘Activated Charcoal Natural Teeth Whitening Powder’ by Pro Teeth Whitening Co. It’s more than twice the price of the toothpaste at £24.99 but compared to a trip to the dentist it’s still very cheap. 

The manufacturer promises that the powder contains only high purity activated charcoal with Calcium, Ginger Root & Sodium and is free from synthetic additives, colours, preservatives, foaming agents, artificial flavours, fluoride etc.


To use, you simply dab your toothbrush into a bit of the powder and brush your teeth as normal for 1-2 mins, spit and wash your toothbrush and then brush again with water to remove the black residue.

It has the total opposite colour change from the toothpaste, turning from a light grey to a black as soon as you use it. The texture of it…it isn’t great… it’s not the worst thing in the world it’s just… not great. However, I can definitely tell a change in my teeth much faster than using the toothpaste.


To protect your teeth its recommended that you buy a ‘charcoal toothbrush‘ for both products, its only £5.85 for a 5 pack and they have much softer bristles and can clean deep into little cracks without damaging your enamel. After all, what is the point of having white teeth if you only have 3 of them left…

To sum up it’s actually pretty hard to dislike either of these 2 products, it pretty much depends on what you are looking for in a product, I give the toothpaste 10/10 for lazy girl points and for being so cheap but even though the powder is more expensive and doesn’t feel that nice, it delivers results surprisingly quickly.


😄 I hope this helped guys! Toothy grins all round 😄


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