The larch turpentine is obtained by heating up the resin of the larch (larch balm). The essential oil is obtained from the needles and small twigs. 700 kg material are needed to get about one liter oil. The larch tree grows up to a height of 50 meters. The tree is widespread from Central Europe to the northern regions and can also be found in Canada and the USA. The larch tree drops off its needles in winter.