Zen Zest Owner Reveals Formula for Success in ‘My Puhunan’

Broadcast journalist Karen Davila features the rise of popular fragrance company Zen Zest Asia, which was born in a psychology graduate’s home kitchen this Wednesday (Mar 19) in “My Puhunan.”


Zen Zest founder and president Michelle Fontelera began experimenting with chemical formulations to make fragrances and lotions with the help of her chemist when she was just 23 years old.

In her kitchen, she began experimenting with different chemical formulations. Michelle was encouraged that she could get rich by selling fragrances after she earned P21,000 from her first 300 samples of homemade raspberry and melon scents.

At 37, Michelle is a certified mega-millionaire with over 100 Zen Zest outlets in malls nationwide and other Asian countries. How did she do it?

From Michelle’s success story, Karen also shows viewers how veteran actress Sheryl Cruz makes money on the side with her paper weaving livelihood program and business. Through the program, Sheryl is able to help mothers who earn money by creating bags, wallets, purses, backpacks, at gadget cases from old newspapers.

Doris Bigornia, meanwhile, features tomorrow (Mar 18) in “Mutya ng Masa” the heartwarming reunion of a father and his daughter who were separated for 17 years.

Don’t miss “My Puhunan” this Wednesday (Mar 19), and “Mutya ng Masa” tomorrow (Mar 18), 4:45PM on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @mypuhunan and @MutyaNgMasa on Twitter or like and

2 Comments on Zen Zest Owner Reveals Formula for Success in ‘My Puhunan’

  1. january aguilar // August 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm //

    Uhi parati ko pong pinapnood ung programa nyo. Marami po akong alam gawinn.marunong po akong gumawa ng earrings at kahit anong abobot sa katawan kaso lang wala akong puhunan. Sapat lang ung kinikita ko para buhayin ung dalawa kong anak. Single parent po ako. S ko kinakahiya ung buhay ko. Kaso lang minsan naaawa na ko sa mga anak ko ma d ko claabigyan mg maayos na pamumuhay. Ilang beses na kong humiram ng puhunan sa tita ko pero parati akong bigo.. gusto ko din pongatutung manahi mg bag at kurtina tsaka punda: hay pangatap ma lang cguro lahat ng gusto kongangyari

  2. jasmin romaquin // April 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm //

    hi po napanood ko po iyong episodes ninyo bigla po ako nagkaroon ng idea na gumawa rin ng sarili kong negosyo at kumita ng kaunti.

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