I love that you don't use most skin care products at all, but then you use nivea for deoderant - it's just figuring out what works for you, without being fundamentalist about it. I've heard a lot of people who the 'natural'/DIY deodorants don't work for, it just seems to be a personal chemistry thing.
I'm a bit of a walking contradiction like that lol. I also make most foods from scratch instead of using pre-packaged items, but I have a box of Coco Pops hidden in my cupboard for the occasional late night snack.
I have tried natural deoderants but I think I am just a sweaty person! I don't drive so I walk everywhere too and in the warmer months that probably doesn't help. I'm the one huffing up to the school red faced in 40c weather while everyone else steps out of their air conditioned cars and starts whinging about how hot it is lol. If I could find a more natural alternative that keeps me from being stinky I'd use it, but in the meantime I figure the least I can do is just minimise what I can.