At the BeTsara alembic, harvest has just ended, dry leaves weigh on the air around with a sharp smell. Distillation will begin soon. First and foremost, the water inside the alembic must be heated up to 100oc. Tahina, the director of BeTsara, oversees the process. His partners load the fireplace with pine cones and start the fire. «I was walking through the forest and suddenly realized that the ground is covered with half a meter of pine cones, we filled a bag and tested it» Tahina smiles «it works!». Today, BeTsara is substituting at least 30% of wood with pine cones for its essential oil production .