Three childhood friends producers of Ravintsara. Tahina, our Franco-Malagasy friend and we created BETSARA. An ethical trade around Ravintsara and Ravintsara essential oil. Tahina started production on her family’s land 10 years ago. We are in the business of promoting and distributing its products. But, deeply committed to respecting Malagasy traditions, respecting nature and promoting work in his village, we do everything by hand. Tahina and her team (Rambinina, Ratsimba and Léon) in Madagascar carry out harvest maintenance and processing. Teddy and Tristan handle bottling, labelling and distribution. Tahina, Teddy and Tristan
Tahine SPIRAL, Franco Malagasy born in Grenoble Producer of Ravintsara essential oil
Tristan IMBERT, Grenoblois The creator of the brand
Teddy DACHET, Grenoblois sales representative
The story in more detail
Tahina SPIRAL is a Franco Malagasy born in Grenoble, so he returns to his country of origin because he wants to start his plantation of Ravintsara on his family’s land in November 2009. The plantation is located in Sahambavy in the Fianarantsoa region on the island of Madagascar. The same year, he founded his company: SARL GARCILASIO and his first harvest took place in April 2011. The oil produced, tested by aromatologists in France, is of very high quality. After the sale of his first oils, he discovered the conditions of Malagasy producers in the face of large export groups. Surprised and disappointed by the lack of respect for Malagasy work, he joined a group of people to create the PNPF Ravintsara. With other producers (National Platform for the Promotion of the Ravintsara Sector), with the objective of revalorizing the work of producers in relation to exporters and creating a unique language on the production of Ravintsara (same terms).
He became president (2011 – 2012). During this period, they put in place the upgrading of producers’ knowledge of working methods (planting and processing). At the same time, he decided to consider selling his products directly in France.
Tahina, Teddy and Tristan have known each other since kindergarten.
He wants to promote the know-how of Malagasy work and the quality of his products. And for that, he gets back in touch with his childhood friend in Grenoble. Tristan IMBERT, because he wants to make his project a reality. After a few years of reflection and exchange and preparation of the project enriched with training, Tristan left his work in September 2014 to embark on the project. Through his network, Tristan meets many therapists who support him in his project as they like the quality of the oil. Thus, Tristan, in great collaboration with his friend Tahina opens the Akal NIVAS sarl on French soil in order to create the brand BE TSARA in April 2015 in France.
So in 2018, finally and after a long wait of his two friends, Teddy DACHET who is the third T of the band of three who know each other since the age of Three, finally joins the team in order to fully partner with the company. It is he who takes charge of the customer relationship. In Madagascar, Tahina works with three men. He forged bonds of trust, a true sense of teamwork and sharing: Rambinina, Ratsimba and Leon.
So we’re having a good November 2021
With the arrival of Sofia our first employee. Sofia joined us on her rotation. She’s in charge of Betsara’s communication.
It relays information from Madagascar and keeps you up to date on Betsara news.
We want to boost our social networks in order to provide you with more transparency regarding our activity and our products.
A new start, and a growing desire to make the ravintsara known. This is what impels us to develop, to bring you holy products and knowledge of them.