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The go-to self care

community for busy

Australian women.

A holistic self care membership, supporting busy women to
beat overwhelm, prioritise themselves and find their zest for life

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You’ve probably
heard of us:

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Ever wondered
“is this… burn out?”

Ever wondered
“is this… burn out?”

If you’re a busy woman juggling different priorities,
whether they be career, business, family or life in general…

I bet you have.

There’s a reason you’re feeling tired and overwhelmed.
And there’s a reason you’re hearing terms like
burnout, “quiet quitting” and “hustle culture” everywhere. 

Trust me, you’re not alone, and you’re in the right place.

The good news?
You can hit the self care reset button.

If you can’t remember the last time you had downtime,
some self care, or did something just for you, it’s time to sort that.

And we’ll help you do it.

The Zest Collective is a community of women making themselves
a priority, while getting the important things done.
We incorporate self care, planning, education and support,
all in one place, designed especially for you.

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The Zest Collective, exactly?

 Glad you asked! The Zest Collective is a holistic membership program supporting women
to prioritise their wellbeing, beat overwhelm and design a life they love.

As a member, you’ll learn to set healthy boundaries, implement different self care practices, and be supported by your own community who get the juggle and day-to-day challenges, because they’re our challenges too!

We have three membership options to suit different needs and lifestyles.
They cover a range of features including monthly self care boxes, mentoring, expert talks and online resources to build momentum and help you get back your zest for life.

Which option is right for me?


Digital-only and fuss-free.

Get access to accurate wellbeing information and self care ideas, with all our online resources, recorded expert masterclasses and
the private community.
No deliveries, no live calls.


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A Self Care Subscription Box with a difference!

Gorgeous self care and lifestyle products delivered every month, plus access to our community and online resources to help you beat overwhelm and prioritise yourself.

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AKA The All-Access Pass.

Get the monthly self care box and all the resources, but with more support.
We’ll help you reduce stress and find your groove faster, with small group mentoring, live masterclasses and Q&A’s with wellbeing specialists.

What’s the difference?

Here’s a snapshot of our three packages. Think of Zest Light as the little sister to Classic and VIP.
You know, like Skipper to Barbie, and Dannii to Kylie.

The main difference (in the membership levels, not between Danni and Kylie) is the level of support
and the gorgeous self care boxes.

Here’s a quick comparison to help you choose the best option for you.

your self care options at a glance:

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Zest Classic logo featuring a lemon slice and navy and teal text
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Zest VIP Logo featuring a slice of lemon and pink sparkles


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The Zest Collective FAQs

Why three membership tiers ?

Great question!

It was actually introduced to provide flexibility for existing members. Where we originally just had Zest VIP, sometimes members were travelling and needed a break from the boxes and live calls, but wanted to stay connected and have access to resources. This was how “Zest Light” came about and the reason for the name – it’s a compact, digital-only,”light” version of membership.

Zest Classic arrived when we had people begging to buy the boxes separately. I played with some models and came up with a subscription box model at a subscription box price, but with access to the entire vault! The result is a unique option that still lives up to our promise of holistic self care based on education, community, and support + motivation.

The tiers have really added to the holistic principles of The Zest Collective, providing flexible choices to suit different lifestyles, needs and budgets.

Will I get coaching or mentoring with Mel?

Yes, live group mentoring is a feature of Zest VIP level. For details, click on any of the buttons for Zest VIP.

Individual mentoring is not part of The Zest Collective, however on rare occasions we have offered sessions as a bonus for new VIPs. 

Mel does have limited spaces each month for 1:1 clients outside of the membership, by application only. To enquire please contact hello@melwatson.com

How do payments work?

Each level has slightly different payment plans available – all include a flexible month-to-month option.

All payment details are outlined clearly in the information for Zest Light, Zest Classic and Zest VIP, and their FAQ’s.

We prefer scheduled automatic payments processed through Stripe for memberships.

Can I cancel my membership?

Of course!

As we have a mix of physical and digital product options, the cancellation details differ slightly between levels.

This means it’s best to check the FAQ’s for the specific membership level you are considering (you can find these by clicking on the button for your preferred membership level, then scrolling to the bottom of the new page).

Regardless of whether you join Zest Light, Zest Classic, or Zest VIP, we endeavour to make cancellations and membership options as easy as possible. Send your request via email, and we’ll process it within 4 business days.

I have more questions!

When you click a button to find out more about either Zest Light, Zest Classic, or Zest VIP, you will be taken to a full page outlining all the details of that membership option, with it’s own FAQs.

I highly recommend reading through the dedicated page for your preferred membership option, this is probably the quickest way to find what you’re after.

You can also email hello@melwatson.com and we’ll be happy to assist.