IBM – PEMBERDAYAAN MASYARAKAT DALAM PRODUKSI MINYAK SEREH WANGI DI KELURAHAN PONDOK PETIR KECAMATAN BOJONGSARI DEPOK JAWA BARAT
Keywords: community empowerment, essential oil Cimbopogon nardus, production, online marketing
AbstractCitronella Oil (Cymbopogon Nardus) is one of the most produced essential oils in Indonesia. At present day, citronella oil is widely used as a mixture of food, beverages, energy, cosmetics and medicines. The citronella oil processing industry still uses traditional production processes. The quality and quantity of citronella oil also needs to be improved given the great potential for exports. This community service activity aims to improve the knowledge and skills of the community, provide guidance and assistance from competent parties, improve the quality and quantity of citronella oil production, develop land use business and commercialization. Methodology: Carry out a Focus Group Discussion and carry out production trials using a distillation machine with a capacity of 6 kg of Citronella leaves. The distillation process is carried out using a water-steam distillation method. 3-4 hours distillation process. With the characteristic oil produced a pale yellow color, the total geraniol was 82.36%, Sitronellal 17.55%. Market demand for citronella oil is quite high. Both obtained from marketing online or through other social media. Currently the available production machines are also leased to researchers.Conclusion: The result of this community service activity is to increase people's understanding in the production of citronella oil and become a source of income for the people of Pondok Petir village.