I had been hearing a lot about charcoal toothpaste, so I decided to try this CoCoActives Activated Teeth Whitening Powder. "Weird" was the first word that came to mind, but it won me over pretty quickly.
It literally is powder. I wet my tootbrush, dipped it in the powder, and started brushing. It's gritty, but not uncomfortable. It sort of feels like really soft sand in your mouth. It doesn't have any flavor. This surprised me for some reason. I don't know why I was expecting it taste bad.
As you would probably guess, it does not foam up at all, so I questioned if it was really cleaning anything, but my mouth felt clean after I rinsed. There was no minty aftertaste, but my mouth was definitely clean. Do try to keep your mouth closed while brushing because you can't imagine how many black specks manage to spray all over the mirror, counter, etc.
I like a few more things, too. It's vegan-friendly and made in the USA. The jar seems to last forever, as well. It's like the powder manages to multiply every night. I haven't noticed my teeth getting whiter yet, but I haven't been using it all that long either. If you're looking to use a natural product this is one I recommend trying.